Elliott Dolin from Dolin Estates

Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards: A shining star for Malibu and the Central Coast

Sometimes there are all sorts of special treats in our backyards or perhaps just around the corner. Living in West Los Angeles, Malibu is always a draw. Most people think of Malibu as going to the beach and enjoying the surf and sun. There is more to Malibu. Combine the spectacular views of the ocean

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Wines from Nassoussa

Beyond Xinomavro: Wine discoveries in Naoussa and Amyndeon

A trip to Greece can be a wine lovers paradise. With over 300 different varietals one is always bound to find something new whether it be a new wine or appellation. Recently some new discoveries were made while traveling in Macedonia. The emphases of these travels were the wines of Naoussa and the signature grape

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Kitá Pinot Noir

Kitá Wines: The balance between earth and vine

The pursuit of balance in the winemaking process comes in many forms. For many wineries it is the foundation behind the winery. Balance is very important to the philosophy of Kitá Wines. It is the central theme behind every facet of creating and producing wine from start to finish.  To read more…

Wines of Pearl Morissette

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery: Niagara Wines best kept secret

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario is one of Canada’s well-known wine regions. Also known as Niagara wines region, one discovers in the town of Jordan a little gem of a winery called Pearl Morissette. In 2007, the winery, a collaboration between developer Mel Pearl and Francois Morissette began. One almost misses finding the winery tucked

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Lang & Reed

Lang & Reed Wine Company Testimonial

What a very nice piece, thank you so much… I love the lead in about meeting on a different path besides wine… cheers, John Skupny Proprietor & Winemaker Lang & Reed Wine Company To read this article, Lang & Reed Wine Company: Exemplifying the virtues of Cabernet Franc click here. Save Save

Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc

Lang & Reed: Exemplifying Cabernet Franc & Chenin Blanc

Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California. Our friendship came about through a common

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Bodegas Artadi

Bodegas Artadi: Maintaining wine traditions while keeping up with the times

A chance meeting can turn into a delightful wine discovering. Such was the case when the opportunity availed itself to meet and enjoy lunch at La Paella Restaurant with Carlos Lopez de Lacalle from Artadi, a Spanish winery that combines the excellence of three distinct regions of Spain; Rioja, Navarro and Alicante to produce a

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Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Ribera Y Rueda: Exploring Tempranillo and Verdejo wines

Spain has many different wine regions. For many of us in the United States some of the regions we might say are off the beaten path. Two not as well-known regions in northern Spain are Rueda, recognized for it white varietals, especially Verdejo and Ribera del Duero where Tempranillo is predominately grown. To read more…

Garagiste Festival

Wine innovation begins at The Garagiste Festival

It was a modern marvel when it was built in 1931 but now the Wiltern Theater is a relic of an Art Deco era that is past. Recently the theater hosted the Garagiste Festival Urban Exposure wine tasting that like the Wiltern’s past represents the new and innovative winemaking styles that are coming forth from

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars: The wines of the past, present and future

One of the beauties of wine is its ability to age and develop over time. For a wine writer it is a delight when a winery offers to let you explore some of there oldies and in the case of wine goodies. The best way to observe this maturity and development is a vertical tasting.

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