Monthly Archives: April 2015

Braised Short Ribs: Wonderful With Merlot

Grilling season will be here in full force in just a few weeks. Before that happens, take time for one more “salute” to another crazy winter by spending a little time in the kitchen preparing some flavorful Braised Short Ribs.

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Are You Ready to Rock? Head to Napa

Even though I’m now 57 years and four days of age, I am about to use the word “totally” in a much younger context. BottleRock is a three-day music festival set for May 29-31 at the Napa Valley Expo in

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Nice Dinner Wine If You Can Afford It

In an earlier blog, we told you about an upcoming wine event in Las Vegas — the 7th annual Winefest at the Golden Nugget Hotel. That reminded us of a recent “Vegas Confidential” column from the Review-Journal newspaper, written by

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Las Vegas: Sin City or Sip City?

Las Vegas is a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Whether it’s a new show, a new resort, a new restaurant within a resort or a new tourist attraction that has nothing to do with a resort, Sin City offers

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Doing Things the Right Way Is Good for Everyone

In yesterday’s blog, we initiated a round of applause for winners of the first California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, which were announced and presented recently at the University of California at Davis. The first Leader Award went to

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Wineries Honored for Environmental Efforts

We’re continuing our end-of-the-week focus on wine and the environment by giving a round of applause to the winners of the first California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, which were announced and presented recently at the University of California

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All Month, NVV Shines Spotlight on ‘Green’ Vintners

We’re finishing up a month devoted to Mother Earth and making this a better place for all of us to live. I’m proud to be part of an industry that takes environmental issues and sustainability seriously. Sure, a skeptic could

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Taking a Day to Explore Long Island’s North Fork

Imagine making a vacation out of planning a vacation. That’s exactly what will be happening on Saturday, June 6, when the 2nd annual Spring House & Farm Tour takes place on the North Fork of Long Island. The first event

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Joseph Phelps: A Fond Farewell to a Napa Valley Legend

I never met Joseph Phelps, but I felt like I knew him. Phelps died on April 15. He was 87. Like Robert Mondavi and a handful of others, Phelps was a pioneer in the Napa Valley. Like Mondavi and his

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Love Asparagus? Yes, It Can Be Paired With Wine

In case you missed it, there are some pretty nice wines on sale in this week’s Cyber Circle offering that is devoted to Sauvignon Blanc. Check it out here. We usually recommend Sauvignon Blanc as an ideal pairing partner for

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