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Cask 23: A Wine That Makes a Statement

When someone or something achieves iconic status, it doesn’t get much more prestigious. When I think of sports icons, Mickey Mantle comes to mind in baseball, Michael Jordan in basketball, Joe Montana in football, and Pele in that “other football”

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Take a Wine Region Tour or Explore on Your Own?

Once you’ve been to “wine country” — be it Napa Valley, southern France, Tuscany or even a lesser known region here in the States — it can be difficult to imagine burning vacation days on any other type of destination.

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Napa in November: 2 More Reasons to Visit

In yesterday’s blog, we shared information on two events coming to the Napa Valley next month: the Louis M. Martini Winery Lot No. 1 Tasting, and the Napa Valley Film Festival’s Movie Mogul Dinner. Here are two more events to

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Plan Your November Wine Trip to Napa Valley

November is just around the corner, and the turning of the calendar page brings with it several enticing wine-related events in the Napa Valley. Let’s take a look at two of them today, and two more tomorrow… Louis M. Martini

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What Sets Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District Apart

With fewer than 25 active wineries in the entire Napa Valley in 1968, the Trefethen family rehabilitated a “ghost winery” and began replanting the vineyards. That year, residents established the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve to permanently protect more than 38,000

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Volker Eisele: 4 Decades of Land Stewardship, Exceptional Wines

Happy Earth Day! We like to share stories of wineries practicing outstanding land stewardship throughout the year, and you can find a bunch of those stories archived here. But we especially like to share such stories on Earth Day, and

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Posted in Wine and the Environment

Never Wear White to a Red Wine Tasting… and Other Notes

Notes and quotes from the wonderful world of wine, as we do a little spring cleaning of the office — uh, I mean cellar — desk… “Smooth jazz” guitarist Peter White, who has played at numerous wineries over the years

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A Round of Applause from the Bleachers for the Bleechers

Since 1989, the Bleecher family has sustainably farmed grapes for their terroir driven, small production, estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc at Napa Valley’s Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Having raised their kids, grapes and multiple wine dogs on the estate, the

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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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Posted in Vinesse Style

Exploring the Napa Valley… From Above

You may be sharing the space with a few other couples, but there’s something about floating above vineyard-covered hillsides, simply soaking in the scenery, that’s quite romantic. Napa Valley Aloft, one of the companies that offers hot air balloon rides

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