Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in a while I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise I would not have an opportunity

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View at Bassi Vineyards

Roll Out the Barrels: Wine tasting in San Luis Obispo

You might say it was a spur of the moment trip when the opportunity came to visit San Luis Obispo for the Roll Out the Barrels wine tasting event, I could not turn it done as it gave me a new insight into the wines of San Luis Obispo County. Having visited the area many

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Missouri Wine, Hermann, Missouri

Missouri Wine Country: The history and the grapes

At one time, Missouri was the number one producer of wine in the United States. The history of Missouri wine is interesting because of its importance in our wine heritage and is intriguing especially for those traveling to Missouri Wine Country. Growing wine in Missouri began in the mid 1800s where most early wineries were

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Vie from Villa Beatrice d'Este

Colli Euganei: Discovering the wines of the Venetian Hills

In the hills above Padua within a thirty-minute drive from Venice is a small wine appellation known as Colli Euganei. Colli Euganie is well worth mentioning because not only is the countryside exquisite but unlike its neighbor, Soave that only produces white wines, they produce some pretty spectacular reds. The region is known for its

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Paul Lato Wines

Wine and Fire: Enjoying the wines of Sta. Rita Hills

It is always a night to remember when you come out to enjoy the wines of Sta. Rita Hills. Set against the backdrop of the La Purisima Mission and the oak trees that surround the Mission’s courtyard, one cannot help but rejoice in the pleasures of the wine of this Santa Barbara County region and

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Santa Barbara County Red Wines

A glimpse at Santa Barbara wine country

Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California’s hidden secrets. If you live in Los Angeles it is an easy picturesque drive. Sometimes I feel like highway 101 is just pulling my car towards the Central Coast on its own. As I make the turn from the coast, drive through the tunnel and ascend into

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Bar & Grill

A Taste of Garagiste: A festival prelude

The Garagiste Festival Urban Exposure is quickly approaching in Los Angeles at Union Station on July 12, 2014.   As a preview, A Taste of Garagiste showcased three wineries participating in the Urban Exposure wine tasting at the Bar & Garden in Culver City. The wineries, which all produce small lot handcrafted wines were Ascension Cellars,

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Argentine Adventures: Touring the land of Malbec

World Malbec Day is April 17, 2014. As the day celebrating this fine varietal approaches I reminisce about my adventures in Argentina, the trip made possible by Uncorking Argentina.   Although I imbibed Torrentes, Cabernet and Bonarda, it is Malbec that brings back my memories of visiting both small and large wineries, enjoying the meals

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Alma Sol Wines

The Gargiste Festival: Showcasing the best artisan winemakers

The Garagiste Festival is the place to discover the latest boutique wineries that have emerged on the California scene.  These are the innovators in the field or the new kids on the block wanting to make their imprint on the wine industry.  Personally I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real

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El Dorado Wine Country: Discovering the liquid gold of the Sierra Foothills

El Dorado Wine Country is situated in the Sierra Foothills.  For many this may seem like a newer region but in actuality the area has been around for a very long time, perhaps before California officially became a state.  Its history is very colorful, like that of the changing of seasons that so impressively displays

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