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Familia Zuccardi: An Argentine family wine tradition spanning three generations

World Malbec Day has passed, but I cannot help but reminisce about my adventures in Argentina. My memories drift to my final day in Mendoza and the land of Malbec, where I discovered Familia Zuccardi. This winery combines all aspects of the Argentine wine industry, bringing them together in harmony with excellently balanced wines, gourmet

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Experiencing Hendrick’s Gin Lighter Than Air Flying Cucumber

Every once in a while, we are given an opportunity one calls a once in a lifetime experience that one should not turn down.  I was given the chance to fly in the new blimp called the Hendrick’s Gin Flying Cucumber. Monday, was the debut of this airship, and what a thrill it was to drive

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Wines from Naoussa Xinomavro

Xinomavro: The Greek wine of Naoussa

Greece is probably one of the oldest wine regions in the world.  In biblical times the Greeks brought the first vines to Europe.  Today this country lays claim to over 300 varietals.  One of those varieties is the Xinomavro grape whose origins are from Western Macedonia, Greece in the appellation known as Naoussa. Xinomavro Grape

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Rarecat Wines

Rarecat Wine: Creating distinctive Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of Rarecat Wines it is the splendor of the wine and the female inspiration behind these wines, including the Chardonnay. For Sharon Kazan Harris, owner of Rarecat Wine, it is about that rare exquisiteness that can be found when you least expect it. Sometimes

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Sangiovese and Marcy Eberle

Eberle Winery: A pioneering passion for wine and Paso Robles

When visiting wineries and discovering the wines of Paso Robles, one must include a visit to one of the founding fathers of this region’s wine industry, Eberle Winery.  Not only is Eberle one of the first wineries to establish in the area but also Gary Eberle, the owner of Eberle Winery, was the first to

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Provence Rose Wines

Provence: It’s all about Rosé

The South of France is synonymous with Rosé, as this type of wine becomes increasingly more popular. For some people, they find a stigma against this pink colored wine, while others embrace it as the latest trend. The salmon-colored wine has its own following and interesting enough it goes back in time to when the

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George Sandeman

Sandeman Cask 33: An outstanding limited edition Tawny Porto

It is a very special year for Sandeman. This year celebrates the 225th anniversary of this company’s existence. The company has released a very distinctive one of a kind Tawny Porto known as Cask 33 in honor of this anniversary. One finds a single cask limited edition Tawny Porto featuring wines of up to 70

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Santa Barbara County Red Wines

A glimpse at Santa Barbara wine country

Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California’s hidden secrets. If you live in Los Angeles, it is an easy picturesque drive. Sometimes I feel like highway 101 is just pulling my car towards the Central Coast on its own. As I make the turn from the coast, drive through the tunnel and ascend into

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Bedell Cellars First Crush Red

Bedell Cellars First Crush Red: A wine that draws from art

What is in a wine label like First Crush? A wine label can draw you in making an impression visually that could inspire you to purchase a bottle of wine. It can tell a story that the winery or winemaker wants to share. In most cases, it is a symbol that makes you recognized that

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Illuminare Wines

Illuminare Winery: Shedding The Light On Red Wine

Ever since discovering the wines of El Dorado County, I have been drawn to the region. One winery that came up on the radar after a media tour in 2013 is Illuminare Winery. What struck me about Illuminare’s red wine were their rich balance, elegance, and consistency. There is an opulent quality to every varietal

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