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Fascinating Winery Facts from Wines Vines Analytics

Back when I was a cub reporter for my hometown newspaper, covering high school baseball and football on the weekends, I knew that I was a “Figure Filbert.” That’s the nickname that was given to Ernest Lanigan, a reporter of

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How Did You Do in Our ‘Wine Numbers’ Quiz?

On Tuesday, we presented a numbers-focused wine quiz. In case you missed it, here’s how it worked: I assigned each number below a letter. Below that, I assigned each answer a number. Your job was to match up the letters

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How Much Do You Know About Wine Numbers?

The world of wine is brimming with numbers — sun days in the vineyard, tons on grape scales, milliliters in bottles, and on and on. It’s enough to drive a math-challenged person like your beloved wine blogger nuts. In the

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Exploring the ‘Gold Rush’ Wineries of Apple Hill

The Gravenstein, Jonathon and Gala apples are in. As October begins, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Paula Reds are reaching full ripeness. As the days start to get cooler, Mutsu, Empire and Red Gold apples will be picked. And as November

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A New York ‘Vinifera’ Pioneer Still Going Strong After 56 Years

In France, Italy and Germany, it’s not unusual to encounter wineries that have been owned and operated by the same family for generations. Multi-generational wineries are not so common in the United States, partly because America is a relatively young

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Slow Down and Savor the Wines of Texas

Across America and around the world, wineries in specific geographic areas have joined forces to form groups for the purposes of promotion and marketing. In California, for instance, we have the Russian River Valley Winegrowers in Sonoma County, the Rutherford

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Unwind With Wine on the Water

Theme cruises are all the rage today. Matter, of fact, I’ll be taking my first in January when I join long-time music-loving friends aboard the Norwegian Pearl for a concert-intensive cruise called Cayamo. And then there are wine cruises, which

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The Order of Things: Getting the Most Out of a Wine Tasting

The first time you visit a tasting room at a winery, it can be a daunting experience. Daunting in a delicious, palate-awakening, senses-satiating way… but daunting nonetheless. This is especially true if the winery offers lots of wines to sample.

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Wineries to Check Out in the San Diego Area

California truly is “wine country,” even if most people believe that the vineyards end just north of Santa Barbara. I was thinking about that the other day after receiving an inquiry about wine-tasting opportunities in San Diego. More on that

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