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Cohn Festival: Takin’ It to the… Field of Dreams

It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another. For more years than I can remember, Bruce Cohn — a man who has guided the careers of the Doobie Brothers and other music stars, and the founder of

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Head to Vegas for a Wine-Focused Holiday Getaway

Lots of people head to Las Vegas during the holiday season, and why not? Virtually all of the casino-resorts are dressed to the nines, festive music blares from the sound systems and a number of restaurants feature special seasonal menus.

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Last-Minute Help for the Thanksgiving Meal

We don’t need to tell you that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Are you ready for the big feast? Just in case some part of your planning slipped through the cracks, we at Vinesse Today are here to help. Below, you’ll

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Wine Glass Care for the Morning After

In some ways, my household is a lot like many other households. In other ways, my household is unique. On the unique side, consider how we watch football. I think we’d all agree that beer is the adult beverage of

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R.I.P., Eric Dunham

In this final blog in the first week of the month of thankfulness, all of us at Vinesse are giving thanks for having had the opportunity to know and work with Eric Dunham. Sadly, we lost Eric on October 23,

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How Did You Do in Our ‘Wine Numbers’ Quiz?

On Tuesday, we presented a numbers-focused wine quiz. In case you missed it, here’s how it worked: I assigned each number below a letter. Below that, I assigned each answer a number. Your job was to match up the letters

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How Much Do You Know About Wine Numbers?

The world of wine is brimming with numbers — sun days in the vineyard, tons on grape scales, milliliters in bottles, and on and on. It’s enough to drive a math-challenged person like your beloved wine blogger nuts. In the

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A Wine Book That Stands the Test of Time

Summer may be over, but you still have time for some good “summer reading.” Although it was published in 2002, Wine and War remains one of the best wine-focused tales ever told. As Library Journal noted, the book recounts “the

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Napa Valley Film Festival: Ready! Set! Drink!

The bucolic Napa Valley may be the last place you’d expect to encounter a Hollywood-style red-carpet premiere. But for five days in November (the 12th through the 16th), California’s most famous wine region will play host to the Napa Valley

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Exploring the ‘Gold Rush’ Wineries of Apple Hill

The Gravenstein, Jonathon and Gala apples are in. As October begins, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Paula Reds are reaching full ripeness. As the days start to get cooler, Mutsu, Empire and Red Gold apples will be picked. And as November

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