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Kicking Off the Harvest Season in Carneros

The Tognetti-Bayview Vineyard in the Carneros region of California’s North Coast kicked off the 2016 grape harvest for sparkling wine specialist Schramsberg. The first grapes were brought in on August 3. “The Bayview vineyards every year come in earliest of

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Where to Go for a Wine-Focused Thanksgiving

If you’re planning to take the year off from hosting the big Thanksgiving Day bash… or if you’re simply looking for an excuse to avoid Uncle Bill’s bad jokes… consider taking a trip to wine country. These days, “wine country”

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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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A Passion for Pinot Noir

More than any other variety, Pinot Noir transforms perfectly normal winemakers into seemingly obsessed craftsmen and craftswomen. It doesn’t happen with Cabernet Sauvignon, nor with Merlot, nor Sangiovese. Makers of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc rarely are candidates for

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