Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Languedoc hidden gem

Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: The hidden gem of Languedoc

The relationship between earth and life is the backbone of the winemaking process.  It is undoubtedly the philosophy behind Michel Chapoutier’s wines from Domain De Bila-Haut. The terroir represents earth, and the vineyard symbolizes life. Essentially, the goal of the winemaker is finding the harmony and balance between the two by letting it come forth

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Holiday Wines 2017

Seven holiday wines to consider this season

Christmas and New Years are just around the corner. As you decide what to wine to serve with your holiday dinner, here are some suggestions for holiday wines. All merit a seat at any dinner table and represent many countries throughout the world. White Holiday Wines I love to discover new varieties and Italy always

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Don Melchor Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Discover Don Melchor’s exceptional quality for Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

If you are looking for something, extraordinary in wine to share with your loved ones and family during the holidays, consider Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Chili’s most outstanding wines from one of their top wineries and winemaker. You cannot go wrong with the Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. I had the opportunity to sample the

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Dante Bernardis and Valneo Livon

Livon Family: Experiencing Wines of Collio, Tuscany and Umbria

The Italian winemaking family typically involves a legacy of generations, an inherent passion for wine and insatiable love of the land where they grew up. Today many of these families are spreading their influence to encompass several different wine regions. This expansion often includes creating either a resort or a unique destination for the wine

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Hartford Wines-dog friendly

Dog-friendly Wineries in Sonoma

There are two things my husband and I love more than each other: our black lab Eddie and good wine. What that says about our marriage—let us not go there. I can say that our love for each other has grown alongside our shared passions for both Pinot and our pooch, Eddie. So it only

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Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Stars of Cabernet: Highlighting the best of Cabernet Sauvignon

This year’s WineLA  event,  Stars of Cabernet had more meaning than usual. After the devastating wildfires hit Northern California especially wine country, it amazed me to see the turn out of wineries producing Cabernet Sauvignon participating from those ravaged areas. Supporting these efforts to help victims of those fires, the silent auction benefitted Habitat for

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Theopolis Vineyards Symphony

Six Wines to Compliment Your Thanksgiving Dinner

There is no right or wrong wine to serve with your holiday get together. The wine should not only compliment the cuisine but bond friends and family together. Wine is a means of socializing. Good wine is good company and especially true at Thanksgiving where we rejoice the fruits of the harvest and the vine.

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Concha Y Toro Carmenere

Carmenere: The star of Chilean Wine

The popularity of Carmenere is on the rise. More and more wineries plant vines and produce wines from this variety. While primarily grown in Chile, the grape also grows in France, Washington State and in California. Although Carmenere originated in the Medoc region in France, like many Bordeaux grapes it is used both as a

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Celebrating International Tempranillo Day with Arínzano

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017, is International Tempranillo Day. Why not celebrate this Spanish grape by having your favorite Tempranillo. Questioning what to drink on this day, check out my suggestions. Tempranillo day was organized by TAPAS, Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society in 2011, as a way to celebrate this indigenous Spanish grape that usually

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Livermore Valley Concannon Vineyard Historical Plaque

Concannon Wines: Making an impact on the Livermore Valley

A winery’s history plays an essential factor in the wines created today. This legacy is the foundation that the forefathers of each winery give to the present day owners. How the current generation interprets what is handed down impacts on both the grapes and winemaking process. It can also make or break the continuing success

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