Michael and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards

Skinner Vineyards and Winery: A family’s legacy becomes a passion for wine

As one explores the world of wines, interesting connections are made between winemakers and owners. These experiences show how small our universe can be. On a tour to El Dorado County I discovered that someone I had known through real estate is now an integral part of the El Dorado wine scene. Carey Skinner with

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Zuccardi Series A Wines

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 that one might call 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

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Elinos 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 appellation known as Naoussa. To read more…

Rarecat Wines

Rarecat Wine: Creating distinctive Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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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 itself in the area but also Gary Eberle, owner of Eberle Winery was the first to

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Rosé Wines from Provence

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 there is 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

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George Sandeman

Sandeman Cask 33: An outstanding limited edition Tawny Port

It is a very special year for Sandeman. This year is the 225th anniversary of this company’s existance. To celebrate, the company has released a very distinctive one of a kind very old Tawny Porto known as Cask 33. This single cask limited edition Tawny Porto features wines that are of up to 70 years.

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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? 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 winery every time

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