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Good Steward, Smith-Madrone

There’s a lot of chatter in the wine world today about viticultural practices — specifically organic, biodynamic, and sustainable practices.  Many vineyards are moving away from conventional practices (which

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Getting Technical with Rombauer

The first unit in my WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Level studies is Viticulture and Vinification.  I have an extremely dense (also extremely dry) textbook.

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Cinzano

Cin Cin, Cinzano!

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-2-19-40-pmThe highly recognizable Italian brand, Cinzano, has been making vermouth for over 250 years — longer than the United States has been a country.  In 1757,

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Castello di Amorosa

Building a Castle of Love

Medieval castles don’t exactly dot the landscape in Napa Valley, so when you see one, it tends to pull your focus.  Meet Castello di Amorosa

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Cabernet & Coins: Arrow&Branch

Arrow&Branch (lack of spacing intentional) is a small, estate winery located within the newest Napa Valley AVA of Coombsville.  It was purchased by proprietors, Steve

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Armchair Sommelier Wine Tasting Guide

Spice up your next party with our FREE wine tasting guide! Learn what to look, smell, and taste for while appreciating your favorite bottle. We’ve also included a printable tasting notes template and a tasting wheel.

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