Archive for the Tag 'Napa Valley'

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The Removal of Wine Train passengers is a symptom of a bigger problem

Well, this was bound to happen, regardless of race, creed, or political party. The removal of Wine Train passengers brings a lot of issues to the forefront, from the side of someone on the other side of the bar. Let me digress for a second… When I was working in tasting rooms, inevitably some group […]

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What to wear in wine country… The answer is casual, unless it’s black tie

This is one of the most popular search items on my wine blog. Everyone wants to know what to wear. It reminds me of when I was in high school, and all of my friends would ask me, when we were going out, “What are you wearing tonight?” What to wear, what to wear… Calm […]

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Dusty Moments and Luscious Wines ~ The Rutherford Dust Society’s 15th Annual

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 The Rutherford Dust Society is having its annual tasting on Wednesday, July 16. This annual event is held so that trade members are able to meet the vintners, growers, and winemakers of the Rutherford Appellation. Each year they have a Special Grand Tasting for wine writers, wine buyers, wholesale members, and […]

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Tres Sabores Winery offers a great marketing concept

Leave it to Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery to come up with one of the best marketing concepts for turning people onto her wines. Remember drive-in movies, anyone? Yeah, it’s like that. OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Tres Sabores A Night of Animation, Napa Valley Lore Food & Wine Celebrate the heritage of Napa […]

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel

According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised over […]

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Napa Valley Royalty for your Sweetheart from Wilfred Wong

Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like to […]

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Three CHARDONNAY picks from Wilfred Wong, Cellar Master at BevMo!

I Hope Chardonnay is on your radar screen.

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Napa Valley Iconic Wineries

Napa Valley Iconic Wineries is a gorgeous coffee table book about noteworthy wines and artisan vintners. It’s published by Panache, and is another great example of really fine workmanship and story telling. I’ve written about two other Panache books in the past, and I love each one of them as favorites in my wine book […]

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Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

The earliest history of grape growing in Suisun Valley can be traced back to Mae Fisher Purcell. Mae wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: When […]

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel in Our Modern Era, by Dave Pramuk

According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised over […]