Mercer Wine Estate Spice Cabinet Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Mercer Wine: A family’s legacy in Horse Heaven Hills

Exploring new wineries is always a thrill for a wine writer. Today we travel to the state of Washington to discover the pioneer of grape growers in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Mercer Wine Estate. The Mercer family is now in their 5th generation and have been forging there way across the United States since

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The Ferrari Sparkling Wine

Ferrari Trento: Bringing out the dazzle of sparkling wine

It was the 2016 Emmy awards that brought the owner of Ferrari Trento to Los Angeles but it was the after party the following day where this Italian winery showed their true colors and expertise of creating a spectacular collection of sparkling wine. What made this event more extraordinary was the ambiance of the Bel

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Italy American Chamber of Commerce Meets Cafe Del Rey

Italy American Chamber of Commerce West meets Cafe Del Rey

The Italy American Chamber of Commerce West, IACCW brings the real Italy to the United States through various programs that include the Taste of Italy Roadshow and the Extraordinary Italian Taste. Tastings include the pairing of authentic Italian food and wine. One will find that the Italy Chamber has us explore the developments of Italian

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Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2011 Art Series

Urban Artistry meets Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja

Sometimes it is not just the wine but the artistry of the label that intrigues us to purchase a wine. Such could be the case with Campo Viejo Art Series Reserva 2011 Rioja. It is not just the label; the tasteful tube packaging also draws us in. Not only is the wine excellent, this Rioja

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View of Santa Maria

Taste the Flavors of Santa Maria Valley

Most people when traveling to Santa Barbara County especially wine country visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez , Lompoc, Los Olivos and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the regions best keep secret. Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. You might say the area

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Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Vineyard

Wine to enhance the holiday spirit

Thanksgiving weekend brought some very special wines to our table. These wines will enhance any holiday get together or special occasion. Each wine merits mention on their own and are excellent examples of their varietals and style. The perfect appetizer go with is a sparkling wine. Chandon Blanc De Noirs with its sweet and savory

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Ehler Estate Wines

Stars of Cabernet: A tribute to Cabernet Sauvignon

Yearning to discover a new winery can be the most intriguing part of attending a wine tasting and this year’s Stars of Cabernet, presented by WineLA, provided an opportunity to experience some superb wines from wineries not yet on Written Palette’s radar. There were six wineries that made an impression along with one old favorite.

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Rarecat Wines St Emilion

Rarecat Wines: A California take on St Emilion

Like the winery’s name, the Rarecat St Emilion is a rarity for both Rarecat Wines and the California wine industry. The story behind this wine is also something unique that signifies the philosophy of winery owner Sharon Kazan Harris. Rarecat Wines are defined as single vineyard wines that often do not reveal themselves all at

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Antinori Solaia

Antinori Wine Testimonial

It was our pleasure to have you at the Antinori Solaia 2013 Launch at Obica last Tuesday. In Your article Your passion shined through your words. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your “Wine World”. Grazie! Lorenzo Mottola Antinori State Manager California To this article, Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and

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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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