Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Wine-Related Proposal for Leap Day

When wineries release a new bottling, they often include an information sheet or “tech sheet” that notes their estimate of how many years the wine will last. But what happens if an estate releases a wine on February 29 of

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How Does the Alcohol in Wine Compare to Other Drinks?

TGIF! Are you going out for drinks with friends once 5 o’clock rolls around today? Or might you be planning to dine out this weekend and order a bottle of wine to accompany the meal? We want you, your friends

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Spending Oscar Night With George Clooney and an Adult Beverage

The Academy Awards will be taking place this Sunday, and whether you’ll be watching or protesting the telecast, actor George Clooney will likely close out the night with a drink or two featuring his own Casamigos tequila. Casamigos is owned

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A Classic Pairing: Chicken Divan and White Wine

Many classic dishes, like Chicken Divan, are packed with fat and calories. That’s certainly true of the original version which, despite its French-sounding name, actually was created for a contest by a chef named Lagasi. For many years, it served

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Napa Valley Loses a Legend: R.I.P., Peter Mondavi

The American wine industry and California’s Napa Valley have lost another legend. Peter Mondavi passed away on February 20 at age 101. Peter had worked together with his brother, Robert, at Napa’s Charles Krug Winery until they had a falling

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Disney Park to Host Food and Wine Festival

I was just thinking that we should archive today’s post under “Buzz Lightyear” instead of “Wine Buzz,” but we don’t have that archive category. (How about that? I’m digressing before even starting the blog…) They call Disneyland the “the happiest

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A Toast to Tom Russell’s ‘Midnight Wine’

The Grammy Awards were handed out last Monday and, once again, Tom Russell did not receive an award. In fact, while Lady Gaga was channeling David Bowie on the big Staples Center stage in Los Angeles, Russell was preparing for

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Reliving the Wine Tasting That Changed Everything

I was a senior in high school during America’s Bicentennial year. I had no idea that on the other side of the pond, an event was taking place that would change the perception of California wine forever. The event was

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National Drink Wine Day: It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere!

It’s National Drink Wine Day. Have you had your glass of wine today? Hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, as the old saying goes. According to the “Day’s” website, the purpose of National Drink Wine Day is “to spread the love

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Helping Lake County’s Wine Community Recover from Devastating Fire

The wine business is highly competitive, with wineries fighting for space on supermarket shelves and spots on restaurant wine lists. But at the end of the day, the winery owners, winemakers, tasting room employees, grape growers and others understand that

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