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5 Fun Facts About Chardonnay… Plus a Wine Story About Charlemagne

Emperor Charlemagne (who probably preferred the name Charles the Great) became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 A.D., culminating a career that had seen him unite most of Western Europe and serve as the King of Italy. But as

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Wining Down After Touring Hearst Castle

America doesn’t have many castles. Not like Europe does. And only a few are open to the public. That’s why Hearst Castle, built by 20th century newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, has been attracting visitors for decades. Situated high on

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In a Blend, Every Component Counts

Blending wine is part science and part art. But don’t ask us to attach percentages to those parts; that would be pure conjecture. The scientific aspect involves pairing only varieties that complement one another structurally. Determining how much of this,

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A California 1 Wine Adventure

Summertime is a great time to take a drive on Highway 1 — the scenic, occasionally harrowing road that hugs California’s Pacific Coast. Harrowing, in part, because of the hairpin turns and narrow lanes, but even more so because many

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