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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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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 65

Today’s words come to us from François-Marie Arouet, aka, Voltaire.  Who was Voltaire?  Other than some guy you had to study in Western Civilization, Voltaire was an

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 61

Today’s words are brought to you by early-19th century French lawyer turned gastronome, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. One of the world’s first food writers, Brillat-Savarin is considered

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 60

Things at Casa Armchair Sommelier are a little chaotic bat-scheiße crazy this week.  The marching band is marching, travel soccer is soccering, and my kids go back

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 53

Samuel Johnson comes from a long line of distinguished 18th century English writers that I’ve never heard of.  Well, that’s not completely true.  Once I started

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 49

Monday was The Great Poetry Reading Day, or maybe it was National Poetry Day.  Or month.I know it was something about poems, because I started thinking about poetry and wine.

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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.