Monthly Archives: October 2018

French Wines to Try: Let the Label Be Your Friend

Although label laws have been relaxed in recent years, trying to figure out what’s inside many bottles of French wine can still be a daunting task. That’s because most bottles are labeled by region (known as an appellation in France)

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Napa or Sonoma? The Small City Vibe vs. the Country Side

When planning a getaway weekend to Northern California’s wine country, you have many decisions to make: where to stay, where to eat, which wineries to visit… But the very first decision that must be made is which region to visit:

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A Trip to a Tasting Room: Do I Really Need to Spit Out Each Wine?

You’ve probably read it in wine books, or perhaps even in this blog: When visiting a winery tasting room, it’s a good idea to spit out each sip of wine after sloshing it around your mouth to taste it. I’ve

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Unusual Food-and-Wine Pairings That Will Surprise Any Wine Aficionado

“Red wine with meat, white wine with fish.” For eons, that was the mantra of both winemakers and chefs, who sought to simplify the often-mystifying challenge of pairing our favorite adult beverage with specific dishes. That myth was exploded in

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Visit These Haunted Wineries… If You Dare

Halloween will be here before you know it. This I know because two full aisles of my local pharmacy are packed with candy and decorations. With the “holiday” comes tales of the unexplainable, of ghosts inhabiting places far beyond those

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Those Red Leaves Mean It’s Time for Red Wine

We are heading into one of my favorite times of the year: Leaf Peeping Season, otherwise known as autumn. This is not a recently acquired interest or hobby. My Mom was born in Vermont, where some of this country’s best

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Grape Growers and Their Timely Harvest

Whether it’s peace and tranquility that you seek, or total immersion in the winemaking process, there is a season in wine country that will fit your demeanor and desires. California wine country, from Temecula in the south to Lake County

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