Ouled Thaleb Wines

Ouled Thaleb: Creating new wines in an old world style

One would not necessarily think that Morocco would have a wine industry but the country has an established wine industry that goes back to when the country was a protectorate of France from 1912 to 1956. One such winery that was established in 1923 under this French rule was Domaine Ouled Thaleb, the oldest winery

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Rombauer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Rombauer Vineyards: Sharing the joy of making wine

For many in the Napa wine industry life began in the 1970’s. You had the Judgment of Paris, which essentially put Napa Valley on the map in the world’s perspective but at the same time, you had many lesser-known pioneers who were forging their way to make their statement in wine. One family that moved

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South Coast Winery Carter Estate Penrose

The perfect wine for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to think of wines we can celebrate our dads with. Father’s Day is a perfect day for a barbecue. When thinking of grilled meat, the meal beckons for a red wine. Perhaps a wine with a little more masculine presence or a more meaty

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Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines

Arcudi Wines: The wine behind one man’s leap of faith

Life takes many twists and turns and for many winemakers their career beginnings drove them down quite a different path. Besides the approach to winemaking, it is this past that can also define the future of their style of winemaking. This is especially true for Tony Arcudi, Arcudi Wines. Being of Italian decent, Tony grew

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Falconry Demonstration at Hahn Family Winery

Hahn Family Wines: Discovering the secrets of the Santa Lucia Highlands

To some the Central Coast is a wine lovers best kept secret especially when most people generally think of the California wine scene as primarily Napa and Sonoma. The wines from the Central Coast are equally as outstanding as those from their Northern counterparts. The Central Coast now plays an important role in the production

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Ritual Wines

The wines behind Chilean winemaker Rodrigo Soto

Meeting Chilean Winemaker, Rodrigo Soto at a recent tasting of a group of wines from Huneeus Vintners in Chile, one discovers that he is a forerunner of a movement that is permeating the landscape of New World wines. This trend, organic and biodynamic farming, where he cultivates three vineyards Primus, Neyen, and Ritual. His interest

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Dry Creek Vineyard: Circumnavigating the world of wine

What does sailing have to do with winemaking? For Dry Creek Vineyard it means everything. Both require specialized knowledge and an understanding of mechanics. Each must utilize a set of skills and an ability to comprehend the elements. In the case of sailing, it is the wind and water. In wine, it is the terroir

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Ascension Cellars Siren Rosé

Ascension Cellars Siren: Rosé that speaks for itself

Vertical wine tastings can always be fun. How about a vertical of Rosé? With two bottles of Ascension Cellars Siren Rosé, a 2014 and 2015 it was fascinating to explore the differences and nuances between the two vintages. In the bottle both Rosés appeared similar in appearance as each featured a dark iridescent rosy ruby

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wSilvestri Vineyards Creating Wine Music

Silvestri Vineyards: Taking wine music to a higher note

An excellent bottle of wine is like music to one’s ears. In the case of Silvestri Vineyards, the meaning is twofold. First owner Alan Silvestri is a composer of film music. His creativity for the melodic line carries into his passion for making wine. Like the music he composes, his wines create their own melody

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Matos Winery Prince Edward Island

Matos Winery: The hidden gem of Prince Edward Island

You never know where you might spot a winery. When a group of wine writers were touring Prince Edward Island, Canada they discovered there are three wineries on the island and of course being the wine journalists we had to visit at least one winery. We chose Matos Winery & Distillery. Most people traveling to

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