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5 Truths About Tasting (and Assessing) Wine

Comparing wines should not be thought of as a “competition,” and yet we need some way to differentiate the really good ones from the so-so ones. Around here, we’ve always embraced the 100-point grading scale that we came to know

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A Trip to a Tasting Room: Do I Really Need to Spit Out Each Wine?

You’ve probably read it in wine books, or perhaps even in this blog: When visiting a winery tasting room, it’s a good idea to spit out each sip of wine after sloshing it around your mouth to taste it. I’ve

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Wine City: An Amusement Park for Adults

It may seem incongruous to place the word “Chateau” before the words “Changyu Baron Balboa Xinjiang,” but this European-inspired winery in China’s resort city of Yantai is poised to become much more than just a wine estate. It’s being transformed

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4 Reasons Sonoma County Should Be at the Top of Your Wine Travel List

People often are surprised when they learn that California’s Napa Valley does not hold the No. 1 position on my list of favorite wine regions to visit. Don’t get me wrong; I love Napa… and I love Napa Valley wines.

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