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5 Questions with Dennis Cakebread

With today being the anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, where California wines finally beat out the French in a blind tasting, we couldn’t help but think of some of the Napa Valley’s founding families. From the Barretts of Chateau Montelena, who’s white wine won in Paris, to the Mondavis, the Wagners of Caymus, the…
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Transport Yourself to South Africa at Your Next BBQ

South Africa has a such long history of winemaking — and yet it practically seems new to many of us because — finally — their wines are showing up on your favorite wine lists and at your local shops. Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, South Africa has been making wine for over 350…
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Pick a Rosé to Match Mom’s Mood

It’s no secret we love Rosé here at The Sip. We’ll sip it with everything from brunch to the beach to a Super Bowl party. So it should come as no surprise that we’re probably going to pour it on Mother’s Day (which is this Sunday if you still haven’t gotten Mom a gift yet!).…
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Thank the Volcanoes for this Greek Summer White

In your search for the perfect summertime wine, please make sure you try a white wine made from the Assyrtiko (ahs-SEER-tee-koh) grape. We’ve mentioned about this Greek grape before but its absolutely worth repeating. Assyrtiko can be found in many parts of Greece but the island of Santorini is most associated it. Santorini is in…
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The Ultimate Wine-Loving Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get the woman who raised you. And if you don’t live close to her and need to send something, then you really need to get on this. But we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled the ultimate gift guide…
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For Silver Oak and Ovid, #LifeisaCabernet

Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and rebuilding. And that seems to be what Silver Oak, the iconic Cabernet Sauvignon in restaurants everywhere, is thinking too. They recently purchased Ovid Vineyards, a super-modern cult winery on just 15 acres of the most coveted property in the Pritchard Hill section of Napa Valley, to add…
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Raise a Glass to Mother Earth

April 22 is Earth Day. Earth Day was born in 1970 after a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, prompted then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to rally the nation and help save our planet. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way. From recycling to biking to work there is a keen awareness that…
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Joe Wagner: 5 Things You Need To Know About The 5th Generation Winemaker

Copper Cane Wines & Provisions founder Joe Wagner is pushing the next generation of Napa Valley winemakers to the next level. At 34, he understands that his peers want good wine at reasonable prices and more hands-on experiences. So he’s making affordable wines and experimenting with freezing grapes so people can participate in the wine-making…
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