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We Love Wine – and Our Dogs!

We love wine… and we LOVE our dogs. So why not celebrate both — especially since March 23 is National Puppy Day! Not that you need a day to celebrate your fine, furry friend, but it’s a super-fun excuse to pay homage to your four-legged bestie. And wineries love dogs as much as we do.…
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The Ancient Greeks Invented Democracy

In the midst of this ..uh...interesting...political time, it makes sense to raise a glass and remember that the Greeks created democracy 4,000 years ago. And we’re guessing that wine must have played a role in all those ancient political discussions. We’ve covered some of the Greek whites before but as a refresher, Greece has about…
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5 Questions with Silverado GM Russ Weis

Russ Weis, general manager of Silverado Vineyards is a firm believer that wine is meant to be drunk. And the Miller family, who owns the six properties, believes the same. “Ron Miller has an amazing cellar of wine — and he drinks all of it,” says Weis. While the history of the property dates back…
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Üllo Can Get the Sulfites Out of Your Wine Glass

There is a so much misinformation surrounding sulfites out there so we decided it was high-time we tackle it all. To start, sulfites are preservatives that are added to your wine so it doesn’t spoil during production. Sulfites also help the wine survive the long trip from the vineyard to your glass. They are used…
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Explore the Finger Lakes

We love exploring new wine regions, so we are taking it to the East Coast. And since we’ve been talking about Riesling a lot lately — because it’s perfect with sushi and Thai, works great with a big heavy meal, and even pairs effortlessly with a bag of Skittles — we’re heading to an area…
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March on Over to A Fun Wine Event

So many of us are sick of being stuck inside all winter, so not only do we welcome spring, we are thrilled about all the available wine tastings this month! So get out of the house and go taste some wine! Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend, Healdsburg, California, March 3-5 & March 10-12 Taste wine…
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Open That Bottle You Have Been Saving — NOW!

You know that great bottle of wine you have been holding for a special occasion? Well we think you should open it this weekend. Yep. Why wait? Especially because this Saturday February 25, 2017 is Open That Bottle Night. And that means you should pull out a bottle you have been saving for a special…
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Embody Katy Perry and Drink White!

Katy Perry wore a white pant suit at the 2017 Grammys Awards in February because, not only can you wear white after Labor Day, you can — and should — be drinking it. Yet every time the temperature drops, the red wines come out. Well stop being so predictable. There are tons of white wines…
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