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Summertime Wine Essential: Combo Wine Rack and Carrier

The ZEbag is a designer wine-carrying bag that’s a versatile companion for weekend breaks, boat trips or picnics. It also can provide a stylish gift presentation when offering wine to friends. Originally designed in France, the ZEbag has been described

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Calistoga Ranch Offers Stylish Napa Valley Accommodations

It’s never too early to begin planning a California wine country vacation — especially if you want to pin down a reservation at one of Napa Valley’s stylish resorts. Tucked in a secluded canyon marked by ancient oaks and rolling

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A Visit to One of the World’s Great Chocolate Makers

In the world of chocolate, a handful of producers stand out as true master chocolatiers. One of them is Switzerland-based Lindt, which produces fine chocolates that often are described with words similar to those used to describe fine wines. It

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Ready for another weekend of holiday shopping? Is there a wine lover on your holiday gift-giving list? Not sure what to get him or her? Allow us to make a few suggestions… Keep an eye out for upcoming Vinesse Cyber

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Creative Wine Bottle Recycling Options

Although the benefit of glass recycling is sometimes challenged, we at Vinesse do our best to recycle all of the wine bottles opened at the club’s headquarters. But if you’re looking for other ways to put those drained bottles to

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Pretty Labels Are Nice, But Pretty Wines Are Better

Lawrence Dutra still abides by the mantra he established when he founded Vinesse more than 20 years ago: “We will always be more concerned with what’s in the bottle than what’s on the bottle.” In other words, while a pretty

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There Still Time for a Summer Trip to Sonoma

California wine country visitors can experience vibrant charm in a tranquil setting at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa — and there’s still time to get there this summer. Less than an hour north of San Francisco, this

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River Cruising: A Stylish Way to Experience Wine

Many Americans have taken cruises on large ships, but many more have not experienced a river cruise — something European vacationers have been enjoying for years. Scenic Cruises is now offering an 11-day, Paris-to-Paris cruise called “Gems of the Seine”

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Collectible Decanters: How to Get More Out of Your Love of Wine

It’s not unusual for people who have an interest in a topic to turn it into a hobby — or even an obsession. For example, people who play or follow baseball may collect baseball cards or autographed balls. People who

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Why Basements Make Great Wine Cellars

Homes with basements are common in the Midwest, in part out of necessity: Families need someplace safe to ride out the tornadoes that hit the region. But in Las Vegas, they are rare because the dirt is hard. Venture just

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