Erifili and Dimitra Parparoussis

Discover the Greek Wine Varietals of the Cava Spiliadis Collection

Greek wines are becoming more popular in the United States, but many varietals are still unfamiliar. With over 300 Greek wine varietals, mostly indigenous grapes, there is a lot to learn. Recently Odyssey, the Cava Spilladis Collection toured many cities in the United States, including Los Angeles and showcased nine family-run wineries that currently comprise

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California Wine - Uncorked California

Staying Sustainable during Down to Earth Month

April is Down to Earth Month and  Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. I started the month in a green manner by attending the Sustainable Summit luncheon, hosted by the Wine Institute and Girl Meets Grape.  The event at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel’s Napa Rose restaurant included the following guests: Secretary Karen Ross, California Department

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Roggio del Filare Rosso Piceno Superiore

Velenosi: Discover the Italian wine region of Marche

Angela Velenosi was ahead of her time when she opened the Velenosi Winery in the Marche, an Italian wine region lying along the Adriatic coast. Her winemaking vision helped put Marche on the map as a viable wine producing area. The Italian wine region of Marche lies between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.

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Visiting Wente Vineyards with Phil Wente

Wente Vineyards: Building a legacy through Chardonnay

When it comes to California winemaking, two Livermore wineries played vital roles in the history of wine for the Golden State, Concannon and Wente. Both represent the foundation and backbone of two varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon for Concannon and Chardonnay for Wente. For this article, I will be discussing Wente Vineyards. Enjoying dinner with Phil Wente

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Chardonnay vs Sauvginon Blanc

Wine Watch: Chardonnay VS Sauvignon Blanc – A Taste Test

Two of the most popular and common white varieties are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Comparing some basic differences between Chardonnay vs Sauvignon Blanc can help you more easily choose the right wine. Sauvignon Blancs tend to be lighter in body than Chardonnay, although there is a range that varies, according to the location it is

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Stars of Napa Valley Wine Tasting

Stars of Napa Valley: Presenting the best of Cabernet Sauvignon

In terms of wine, it was a star-studded event as there were many new shining wine faces to meet at Stars of Napa Valley, a wine tasting put on by WineLA. The tasting mostly featured red wines from Napa with a concentration on Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley Wineries Although I love to visit my old

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Wine Varietals of Lodi

Lodi in Los Angeles: Diversity through unusual wine varietals

Most people think of Lodi as the land of Zinfandel especially old vine Zinfandel; however once you get to know the wineries of this area, you will discover that there are over 100 different grapes grown in Lodi. If you are a wine geek like me, you will love exploring some of the unique lesser-known

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Bokisch Vineyards Wines

Bokisch Vineyards: Bringing Spanish wine to Lodi

The diversity of types and styles of wine in Lodi is quite evident when you sample the wines of Bokisch Vineyards. With a bent on Spanish varietals, Markus and Liz Bokisch are one of the largest Spanish wine growers in the United States. Visiting the vineyard and tasting the wine, it became very obvious that

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Godelia Wine, Bierzo DO

Godelia: Discovering wine from Bierzo DO

Bierzo DO, located northwest of the province of  Castilla y León is one of Spain’s up and coming wine regions. One winery assisting in making the area well known is Bodegas Godelia. The red grape utilized in the Bierzo DO is Mencia. The wine must contain at least 70% of this grape. In the whites

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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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