Monthly Archives: September 2014

And So It Begins: A Holiday Gift-Giving Suggestion

Halloween is now but a month and a day away, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for America’s department stores and shopping malls to put up their Christmas decorations. I was shopping at Costco over the weekend,

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Posted in Vinesse Style

The ‘Languages’ of Wine and Coffee Are Merging

Happy National Coffee Day! In honor of this special occasion, I’m beginning my day where I start most days: at my neighborhood Starbucks shop. (If you must know, I typically order a tall dark roast with just a little bit

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Slow Down and Savor the Wines of Texas

Across America and around the world, wineries in specific geographic areas have joined forces to form groups for the purposes of promotion and marketing. In California, for instance, we have the Russian River Valley Winegrowers in Sonoma County, the Rutherford

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Posted in Wine Buzz

The Secrets of Bell Mountain, the First AVA in Texas

Given California’s place in the wine world today, you might think that it was the first state where Franciscan priests established vineyards. That’s what I’d always assumed… until I did a little digging. It turns out that during the 17th

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles
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