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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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blind tasting

The Eyes Have It

Blind tasting is a humbling experience.  It’s all at once immensely instructional, and intimidating as hell.  Your palate is exposed, and your wine tasting credibility

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Left Coast Cellars: Pinot Vibes

My father-in-law lives in Southern California, and he’s always had an affinity for referring to the west coast as the Left Coast.  I can’t even think West

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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.