Papapietro Perry Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Comes Alive At Papapietro Perry Winery

Steering his way to Sonoma County, Ben Papapietro, along with his partner Bruce Perry traversed the roads on a journey from the family garage to their winery in Dry Creek Valley. Along the way, Ben maneuvered his way via a truck working for the San Francisco News Agency; the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. No

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Camins 2 Dreams-In the Vineyards © Craft and Cluster

Camins 2 Dreams: Highlighting the path to Grüner Veltliner and Syrah

As we follow the path of life, our journeys enrich us through the people we meet, the places we visit, and even the wine we taste. Recently visiting with Tara Gomez and Mireia Taribo Tena and learning about their Camins 2 Dreams winery, you know their love of wine, and each other has led them

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Long Meadow Ranch Wines

Long Meadow Ranch: Full Circle Farming At Its Best

Long Meadow Ranch is a pioneer in the concept of full circle farming.  This notion plays a vital role in every aspect of their enterprise. This family-owned agricultural estate grows grapes, olives, fruits, and vegetables produces wine and olive oil as well as raises cattle, sheep, and chickens. Combining organic and sustainable practices to achieve

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Father's Day 2020 Wine

Best Father’s Day 2020 Wine: Seven Wines To Brighten The Day

Father’s Day 2020 is upon us. Many of us will celebrate as usual, but for others celebrating our dads is quite different in these days of the pandemic and sheltering at home. We can still have a barbeque, a picnic, or a brunch as long as we practice social distancing. For some, it may be

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National Rosé Day 2020

National Rosé Day 2020: Six Rosés For Your Summer Pleasure

June marks the beginning of Rosé season and the start of summer. Although we can drink Rosé all year long, it is really a summer wine to enjoy poolside or dining Al Fresco. National Rosé day 2020 this year falls on June 13th and is always celebrated on the second Saturday in June. I find

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Ripe Life Wines Clambake Wines

Ripe Life Wines: Elevating Unoaked Chardonnay and Rosé

What does a New Jersey Clambake have to do with wines made with Mendocino grapes? In comes Mary McAuley, owner of Ripe Life Wines, a sommelier and culinary school graduate, who wanted to pair the perfect wine for her friends at a clambake. Mary decided after struggling to find the ideal wine, and with her

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Mother's Day 2020 - JUSTIN Wine

Mother’s Day 2020: Six Wines To Elevate the Day

Mother’s Day 2020 has new meaning with shelter in place orders; most of us cannot celebrate in the traditional ways. For some, we enjoy the day at home, and for others, it will be a virtual Mother’s Day. Here are some wine selections for either type of get together. When I think of Mother’s Day

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International Rosé Day Wines

International Rosé Day: It’s All About Rosé

Some say the celebration of Rosé is on June 8th each year, a day named National Rosé Day.  Others say it is August 14th, a day called International Rosé Day.  While others say, International Rosé Day is the 4th week in June. Then some say the month of August is the celebration of Rosé. Pick

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Erse Etna Rosata

National Rosé Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Rosé Wine

It is time to celebrate the ever-popular Rosé because Saturday is National Rosé Day 2019. Today Rosé wine is a category unto itself. We find so many styles, colors ranging from light pink, coral, salmon to dark pink, and character. Some Rosés can be light and elegant while others big with more gusto. Whatever your

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Loire Valley Wines

Spring into Loire Valley Wines

Diversity of grape varieties is one of the best ways to describe Loire Valley wines.  Spring to Loire 2019 presented a trade tasting with three seminars, led by Matthew Kaner, focused on France’s most diverse wine region.  Not only does one find diversity of grapes in the region but diversity of the climate and soils. 

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