Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Rosé by Any Name Is a Very Refreshing Wine

In France and other wine-growing countries, it’s known as Rosé (pronounced ro-ZAY). In Spain, it’s known as Rosado. Change that D to a T, and you’ve got Italian Rosato. Whatever the name, these are the most refreshing wines of summer,

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New ‘Life’ for a 150-Year-Old Las Vegas Vine

As we pulled up to the entrance of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, it quickly became apparent that we weren’t the only wine geeks who had come to gawk at a 150-year-old grapevine, as we described

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In Search of a 150-Year-Old Grapevine

We all know that you can’t stop progress, but sometimes I think we need to have a clearer consensus about what progress is… and what it isn’t… when decisions are being made. In Southern California, “progress” destroyed some of the

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The Wonderful Work of an Awesome Vinesse Member

If you have ever taken advantage of any of our Cyber Circle offers or belong to one of our clubs, you know that Vinesse curates some pretty cool wines. I think it should also be noted that Vinesse has some

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Do Not Fear Tapas… or the Wines That Go With Them

What is it about Spanish tapas that seem to intimidate people? Look around. Small plates are everywhere. Even restaurants not focused on small plates often offer an appetizer combo platter. But the cuisine that started it all — tapas —

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Marking Another 50th Anniversary in Napa Valley

In Wednesday’s blog, we shared some memories of Robert Mondavi Winery on the occasion of that Napa Valley estate’s 50th anniversary. The late founder of that winery, as we know, made countless important contributions to the California wine industry. But

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A No-Red-Sauce Dish to Serve With Italian Red Wines

I was looking through my recipe box the other day — a mish-mash of index cards, handwritten notes, and old pieces of stationery with tattered edges that I inherited from my Mom — and I came across the recipe that

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Robert Mondavi Winery

In the early days of the Robert Mondavi Winery, Michael, one of the sons of the founder, would do his best to slow down traffic — if you could even call it “traffic” back then — and try to get

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A Challenger for Pokemon Go: Chardonnay GO!

Charles Caleb Colton was an English cleric, writer and collector who did a lot of living during his 52 years on the planet, beginning in 1832. These days, he is perhaps best known for this observation: “Imitation is the sincerest

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Midwest Wine Country: More Ideas for a Fun Vacation

Rarely do we get to do everything we’d like to do while on vacation. Eating is a good example. If we ate at every good breakfast spot, every good lunch spot and every good dinner spot suggested by friends or

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