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10 Fascinating Facts About Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon often is referred to as “King Cab,” the most “noble” of all wine varieties. No variety has a more complex aroma and flavor spectrum, and no variety has greater aging potential than Cabernet. How much do you know

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Pretzel Logic: An Unexpected Wine Pairing Partner

Preztels with wine? We enjoy occasional visits to Auntie Anne’s or Wetzel’s Pretzels when visiting a mall or killing time in an airport, but never had we thought about eating this warm, chewy treat with a glass of wine. Never,

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Huntington Wine Cellars: It’s All About the Grapes

Some wineries use only estate-grown grapes when making their wines. Others source grapes from many different areas. Huntington Wine Cellars, based in Healdsburg, California, produces wines made from select varietal grapes grown in several unique vineyard sources throughout California. Crafted

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction

The Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Yolo County

Known for its incredibly rich soil, warm days and mild Delta breezes, California’s Yolo County yields unforgettable wines of great character and diversity. There, you’ll find outstanding renditions of Syrah, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also lesser-grown

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Raising a Glass of Garnacha to B.B. King and the Blues

I like to think I know a thing or two about music, but I really didn’t have much knowledge about — or an ear for — blues until I spent 13 years in Chicago beginning in 2000. There, a friend

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Braised Short Ribs: Wonderful With Merlot

Grilling season will be here in full force in just a few weeks. Before that happens, take time for one more “salute” to another crazy winter by spending a little time in the kitchen preparing some flavorful Braised Short Ribs.

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Making Wine in Harmony With the Environment

CADE Winery, located in Angwin, Calif., has been described as “America’s greenest winery.” CADE’s philosophy of making luxury wine in harmony with the environment begins in the soil of the 21-acre estate vineyard, where the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines

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Stay In and Warm Up With This Delicious Dish

Staying in tonight to escape the cold? Well, it’s still National Drink Wine Day so you’ll just have to find a way to do your duty. Here’s a heart-warming, satisfying dish that pairs perfectly with Syrah, (a.k.a. Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wines to Drink With Hearty Winter Fare

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root so that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger.” So wrote religious writer Hugh Macmillan in “The

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A Holiday Wine Country Vacation Planner

Two boxes of holiday greeting cards are sitting on the floor next to my desk. The cards are waiting patiently to be opened, written on, placed in envelopes, sealed, addressed, stamped and mailed. Yes, I’m one of those people who

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