Stay At Home Wines

Stay At Home: Eleven Wines To Savor At Your Leisure

We may not be able to travel to visit wineries at this time, but we certainly stay at home and enjoy a bottle of wine in the comfort of our houses. Many wineries are offering special deals and free shipping. Our local wine shops will allow curbside pickup and in California, the ABC relaxed the

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Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

Garagiste Festival: Discover Urban Exposure in Santa Monica

One of my favorite wine tasting events is The Garagiste Festival, and Urban Exposure is coming back to Los Angeles, more specifically Santa Monica, on July 15, 2017. What makes this a great event is the ability to discover new up and coming wineries. Most of all, I love to find out what the little

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Wine for the New Year

Eight wines to bring out the spirit of the New Year

As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, I wanted to share some wines that I recently sampled that might tickle your fancy for the New Year. These suggestions will include sparkling wine to kick off the New Year, but it will include some wines to pair with your holiday dinner. White Wines: If

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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 goes with is a sparkling wine. Chandon Blanc De Noirs with its sweet and savory

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Thanksgiving wine - Les Vignes Bila-Haut Rouge

Eight wines to enhance your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is a very social holiday and one that brings people and family together. What better way to enjoy this affable meal than with a nice glass of wine. If you are still thinking about what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner, here are some suggestions that will make your meal more enjoyable. If

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Sangiovese and Marcy Eberle

Eberle Winery: A pioneering passion for wine and Paso Robles

When visiting wineries and discovering the wines of Paso Robles, one must include a visit to one of the founding fathers of this region’s wine industry, Eberle Winery.  Not only is Eberle one of the first wineries to establish in the area but also Gary Eberle, the owner of Eberle Winery, was the first to

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Narrow Gate Tasting Room

Narrow Gate Vineyards: Defining wines through a biodynamic footprint

In this day and age, many wineries choose to utilize green practices in both the winery and vineyard. Biodynamic is an old principle but is a newer philosophy of farming for many wineries. As Down To Earth Month slowly comes to a close, there is another Wine Institute member that is Demeter Certified Biodynamic that

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Narrow Gate Dunamis GSM

Narrow Gate Vineyards Testimonial

Wow Cori – thank you!  That is probably not only the best article ever written about us but the most “well-written”.  You were able to relay so much understanding of the biodynamic process as well as a personal look inside us and Narrow Gate Vineyards.  It means so much to us, especially as we approach

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Peter Work, Ampelos Cellars

Ampelos Cellars: A winery that is cutting edge, passionate and proud

Since the Wine Institute has designated April as Earth Month, I am exploring wineries that utilize sustainable practices in most aspects of their grape growing and winemaking process. Each winery employs its own set of standards and principles to attain its goal of sustainability. One winery determined to pave the way to establishing a strong

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Alma Sol Wines

The Garagiste 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, the new kids on the block, hoping to make their imprint on the wine industry. I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real surprises. The

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