Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s a Mystery Why It Works, But When in Rome…

You know the old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”? Well, when it comes to food and wine pairing, there is great wisdom in that observation. For reasons we’ve never heard explained convincingly, the wines of a

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Bring on Summer… and Corn on the Cob!

Are you as ready for winter to end as I am? I’m guessing you are. So to help “set the mood,” here’s a wine-related question that’s focused squarely on the summer… QUESTION: I know this may sound like a strange

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What Could Be Better Than Spring in Santa Barbara?

We’ve been telling you about a number of wonderful wine festivals and other wine-focused events, and today we have information on another one. Here is the press release from the Santa Barbara Vintners trade organization…

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Russian River Grape Growers Face a Year With Much Less Water

Grapevines don’t need as much water as many other plants in order to produce fruit. In fact, in the Tasting Notes we write for the selections featured by the wine clubs of Vinesse, we often talk about how “stressed vines”

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A Taste of Yountville: A Tasty Way to Experience Napa Valley

As you might imagine, I love the Napa Valley, and I particularly love the little towns that line Highway 29, the main route linking the valley’s south and north ends. That includes Yountville, where the valley’s first grapevines were planted

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A Perfect Pairing for Pinot Noir

Have a bottle of Pinot Noir laying around the house that you’ve been saving for just the right meal? This dish can work as an appetizer for several people, or a full meal for two. And because of the earthiness

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An Original ‘Rhone Ranger’ to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The man who brought a little bit of Chateauneuf du Pape to California will soon be honored by the organization spawned by his efforts in the vineyard and skills in the cellar. On April 5, the Rhone Rangers organization will

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New Alliance Promises Super-Premium Riesling from New York

Riesling is among the most food-friendly of all white wines, and before long, we’ll all have more world-class Riesling to enjoy. In a joint announcement, two of the biggest names on the global wine scene have unveiled a partnership that

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Tempted by Tempranillo? This Event Is for You!

Yesterday, we shared information on my favorite of all wine-tasting events — Winesong! — which is held annually in Mendocino County, Calif. Today, we focus on an event that’s scheduled a little bit south of Mendocino. If you are a

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Tickets for Winesong Go on Sale March 1

Mark your calendars for March 1. That’s when tickets go on sale for the 2014 edition of my favorite wine-tasting event: Winesong. All the details are in this media release…

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