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Yet Another Wente Will Chair Wine Institute

As is the case with most industries, the wine industry has a trade organization that provides an array of services to its members — in this case, wineries. Such groups are important not only to the businesses they serve, but

Posted in The Wine Business

Let’s Get Specific About What’s in the Bottle

The language of wine can be confusing, and that confusion often extends to the labels that adorn the bottles. While many countries require very specific information on labels, it’s still not all black-and-white. A good example here in the United

Posted in Wine FAQ

Salt Is the Enemy… But There Are Ways to Deal With It

We all know that too much salt in our diet is not a good thing. But, when used in moderation, salt can bring dull dishes to life and elevate such everyday food as sliced cantaloupe. Salt has a love/hate relationship

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Korbel Champagne Cellars: Delights for the Senses

Korbel Champagne Cellars’ lush garden is one of Sonoma County’s top visitor destinations for good reason: Towering redwoods and the historic (circa 1882) Korbel House provide a spectacular setting for the garden’s colorful plantings, including 250 different rose varieties.

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

This Summer, Take Time to Take a Winery Tour

Whether you’ve been to “wine country” a dozen times or you’re planning your first visit this summer, taking a winery tour can be both educational and fun.

Posted in Editor's Journal

Tonight, Treat Yourself to a Glass of Scary Good Wine

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the No. 13. Even more specifically, Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. So, Happy Friggatriskaidekaphobia!

Posted in Editor's Journal

Raising a Glass to ‘Bush 41’ on His 90th Birthday

Happy 90th birthday to the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush — a.k.a. “Bush 41.” A little over a year ago, Texas winery Messina Hof honored the former President by releasing a “George Bush” Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage

Posted in Editor's Journal

Dining Out in Style in Healdsburg

“Style” can be defined in many ways; it’s very much in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to dining out in the town of Healdsburg, in the northern sector of Sonoma County wine country, there are so many

Posted in Vinesse Style

There’s More to ‘Wine Country’ Than Wine

I attended the very first Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. On September 27, K-J will host this fun event for the 18th time. Yikes! Where did all of those years go? Back then, about all I knew about a tomato is

Posted in Wine Buzz

What Do Pigs and Lobsters Have in Common? That’s Right: Wine

Benziger Family Winery and Imagery Estate Winery are sister wine estates in California’s Sonoma County. Both make great wines, and both understand the synergy between wine and food. That’s why they host various food-focused events.

Posted in Wine Buzz
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