Georgós Nu Greek Wines Reds

Georgós Nu Greek Wines: A taste of Greece with a California flair

Having visited Greece and learned about many of the indigenous grapes, I was intrigued to explore Georgós Nu Greek Wines. The concept, creating Greek wines in Sonoma but not necessarily using California grapes. Instead, Greek grapes are shipped by boat to the Sonoma in bladders. Georgós Zanganas, an engineer from Athens, is the owner of

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Arrogant Frog Wines

Arrogant Frog: French wines with outstanding value

Looking for the perfect weekday wine to enjoy after coming home from a long day at work? The Arrogant Frog from Domaine Paul Mas located in the Languedoc region of the South of France is the perfect go-to wine on a daily basis. The wine is not only very drinkable, but it is reasonably priced.

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Romantic Wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic wine

Like many when I think of Valentine’s Day I associate the day with the color pink. As I contemplate what to drink with my lover, I also think in the pink, which means my ideal romantic wine to share a special evening with my husband includes a bottle of either Rosé or sparkling wine of

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Wines of Portugal Tasting at Cafe Del Rey

Wines Of Portugal: Getting to know Portuguese Wine

My first intensive tasting of Portuguese wine occurred about a year ago at a luncheon at Café Del Rey. Recently, I explored in more depth the Wines of Portugal during a wine tasting event and seminar at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Eugenio Jardim, the US ambassador for Wines of Portugal, officiated both events and Evan

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Sanford Winery Rancho La Rinconada Truck

Sanford Winery: The Role of Barrels in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Country

Visiting Sanford Winery is like a trip down memory lane because the founders of this winery pioneered the region, putting both Santa Barbara County and Sta. Rita Hills on the map as a prominent wine producing areas for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Meeting the current owner, John Terlato, and Winemaker Steve Fennell, one realizes they

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Downtown Paso Robles Wineries

Discover the wineries of Downtown Paso Robles

There is a new way to discover the wines of Paso Robles especially if you are a wine enthusiast, who enjoys the smaller boutique wineries. It is Downtown Paso Robles Wineries. A group of 20 wineries have come together to promote themselves as the town’s premier wineries in the civic center. Those visiting Paso Robles

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Abadi Retuerta Seleccion Especial

Winter Wine for your January pairings

The New Year has arrived, and 2018 appears to be off to a good start. Now is the time to think about winter wine that makes the perfect pairing for your January dining experience. Here are seven wines to compliment any meal. White Winter Wine I find with winter stews; the ideal go to is

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Wines from Lugana DOC

Lugana: Discover Italy’s Hidden White Wine Gem

Lugana plays a significant role in Italian wine history. The region was the first in Italy to obtain its DOC designation in 1967. Situated on the lower portion of Lake Garda in northern Italy, the wine region embodies two provinces Brescia and Verona and two regions Lombardy and Veneto. Furthermore, this area is strictly known

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Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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Champagne for New Years 2017

Bubble Watch: Sparkling Wine; Champagne, Cava, Prosecco

When people are shopping for New Year’s Eve, they often ask their local proprietor ” where’s the Champagne”? But are all Bubbly wines Champagne? No. While most people don’t differentiate between different types of sparkling wine, there are differences. Champagne Champagne is grown and made in the Champagne region in France. The wine made there

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