Monthly Archives: March 2016

Alexander Valley’s Ascent to Wine World Star Status

In 1841, Cyrus Alexander arrived in an untamed valley to manage the Sotoyome Rancho, a Mexican land grant owned by a San Diego sea captain, Henry Delano Fitch, and his wife, Josefa Carrillo. As payment for his services, Alexander received

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

A Round of Applause from the Bleachers for the Bleechers

Since 1989, the Bleecher family has sustainably farmed grapes for their terroir driven, small production, estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc at Napa Valley’s Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Having raised their kids, grapes and multiple wine dogs on the estate, the

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Posted in Wine and the Environment

A Springtime Treat: Spinach Salad and Moscato

Wines made from the Muscat family of grapes often exude aromas and flavors of fresh oranges. That makes this dish — something you probably didn’t have over the long, cold winter — a perfect pairing partner for Moscato. This recipe

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Getting to Know the Wine Styles of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most unusual and exciting wine regions. Although it is not as well known and traveled as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, it is equally capable of producing majestic wines. Culturally, Alsace is as much German as

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Posted in Wine Buzz
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