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3 Things You May Not Know About Pinot Grigio

Some people just know how to create a sensation. The people at Blackberry were on the cusp of the smartphone evolution but it was Steve Jobs and Apple, who catapulted into the market, made your phone “smart” and created your third appendage. Pharrell’s hat became a fashion must-have after he wore it to the Grammys…
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5 Easy Steps To Ordering the Perfect Wine Bottle

Ordering wine at a restaurant often creates unnecessary angst. Especially when the wine list is the size of a phone book (for those of you old enough to remember them) and the sommelier is a little pretentious. Now thankfully there are so many fabulous, super-casual sommeliers out there. BUT on the rare chance you get…
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Coravin a Different Glass of Wine Everyday

The Coravin might be one of the coolest wine gadgets out there today. It allows you to pour a glass of wine without uncorking the bottle. Really. (We’ll explain in a minute.) That means you can have a glass of white wine with your oysters tonight and then pour a glass of red with that…
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Enjoy Beautiful September With Some Great Wine Events

September is such a beautiful time of year in our country. The heat breaks, the leaves start to change and oh ...the kids are back at school. It’s the perfect time to hop in the car and hit a wine event. And there are some great ones planned for September! Sonoma County Wine Weekend, Healdsburg,…
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3 Summer Wines That Aren’t Rosé

Rosé is an easy wine to pour in the summer. From the pretty colors to the extremely high drinkability factor, it’s seems to be the perfect choice for those hot days by the pool. But while we love pink, there are tons of light, crisp whites to love too. We’ve recently suggested some great Sauvignon…
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Julia Child Wanted You to Keep Learning About Wine

August 15th is Julia Child’s birthday. She would have been 104. Child essentially was our first celebrity chef. The Emmy-award winner, pioneered the idea of a cooking show, authored 18 cooking books (one posthumous) and graced the cover of Time Magazine in 1966. She was 6’2,” lovable and funny and taught millions of people how…
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5 Questions for Wine Pro Joe Campanale

In our next installment of 5 Questions for a Wine Pro, we caught up with Joe Campanale, who has multiple certifications in wine including the certified Sommelier distinction from the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. He has spent nearly a decade in…
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Learn to Spot Corked Wine

You’re out for dinner and one of your friends tells the sommelier that the the wine is “corked.” You look into your glass expecting to see pieces of cork floating around. But you don’t see anything. Maybe because you’re crocked? No! Because there is nothing visibly wrong with a corked wine. Instead, you need to…
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