Monthly Archives: October 2017

Winery Cats: Cuddling Opportunities Abound

You may think we’re writing a blog about winery cats because we’re just four days away from Halloween. Well, if this were a blog specifically about black cats, that would make a lot of sense. But this blog is about

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Entertaining and Wine: How Much Do I Really Need?

Hard to believe, but the holiday season is right around the corner. As soon as the Halloween products are removed from the shelves of your local supermarkets and drug stores, they’ll be replaced by Thanksgiving and, yes, Christmas items. If

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Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing

The spookiest day of the year is a week away. Anyone who has kids goes through a progression of life experiences related to this “holiday.” It begins with dressing up the real little ones in outfits they’d never select themselves

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Climate and Its Impact on Wine

In ancient times, almost every wine was what we’d today describe as a “field blend.” Not much was known about specific grape varieties, and various varieties would be planted haphazardly. At harvest time, all of the grapes — both red

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Your Common Wine Questions Answered

Wine can seem like a complicated thing, from different varieties and flavors to regions to glassware to tannins (and you may even be asking, ‘What are tannins?!’ We’ll get to that another day.), the list goes on and on. Here’s the

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Organic/Biodynamic Farming and Its Effect on Wine

Nobody completely agrees on the “definition” of organic framing. A good way to think of it is the embracement of policies and procedures that are not harmful to Mother Earth. Those who embrace organic farming believe that when you take

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Before You Pour… Is a Coravin Needed?

There’s a “process” that occurs each time we open a bottle of wine. It’s called aeration and, simply stated, it’s when wine that has been stored in a sealed bottle meets an influx of oxygen for the first time since

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Our Love Affair With Pinot Noir: It’s All About Flavor

Critics who praise the “complexity” of red Burgundy and Champagne are absolutely, 100-percent on target. A few years ago, a team of French and Italian researchers mapped the genome of the Pinot Noir grape, used to make bubbly and many

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’Tis the Season for Pumpkin Risotto and Pinot Gris

PSL + LTO = $$$ How many of the abbreviations do you know in that equation? We all know that the “answer” is money — and because there are three dollar signs, we can presume that we’re talking about a

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