Dracaena Cabernet Franc

Dracaena Cabernet Franc: The Best in Cab Franc

Cabernet Franc Day, December 4th, has come and gone. However, the wine, Dracaena Cabernet Franc Classic and Reserve I enjoyed during a Grand Reserve Rewards Wine Tasting for this special day are still available. Owners Lori and Michael Budd would be excited for you to experience and learn why they love Cabernet Franc so much.

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Apalta Colchagua Valley Vineyard (c) Viñedos Veramonte

Primus Wine: The Best Of The Colchagua Valley & Maipo Valley

I first sampled Primus wines in 2016 while under the stewardship of a different winemaker. At the time, I sampled the 2014 vintage of The Blend and the Cabernet Sauvignon. It is interesting to see how a winemaker’s influence makes a difference in the wine and its style. I could see the difference in these

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Halleck Vineyard Sebastopol Winery © Mark Wegner

Halleck Vineyard: Discover the First Sebastopol Winery

The art of giving is part of the intrigue for Halleck Vineyard because philanthropy and outstanding wine go together in Ross Halleck’s mind. There is more to the story of Halleck Vineyard as they develop a community through wine, making this small Sebastopol winery a gem of discovery as you become part of Halleck Vineyard

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Thanksgiving 2020 Wines

Thanksgiving 2020: Four Wines To Enhance Your Holiday Feast

This year more than ever, we have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The challenges of this past year have brought families closer and made us reevaluate our lives. Although many of us cannot celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 together because of COVID, we can share wine on this holiday, whether in person or virtually.

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Rogue Vally View © Travel Medford

Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA Wine Country

Discover Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley AVA, an area rich in culture and offering diversity in the wines produced in this region.  You will fall in love with the area and, like me, want to come back to discover more of its secrets. The Rogue Valley is located in southern Oregon. Three main towns, Medford, Ashland,

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Joseph Jewell Humboldt County Pinot Noir

Delve Into Humboldt County Pinot Noir with Joseph Jewell

You do not often think of Humboldt County as a location for wine. Just north of the Anderson Valley, the area is thriving with agriculture, so why not wine. In comes Adrian Manspeaker, who grew up in Benbow, a town in the southern part of Humboldt County. After moving to Sonoma and starting his winery,

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Merlot Month - Celebrating Merlot

Merlot Month: A Merlot Celebration

For wine lovers, October is Merlot Month and time to refamiliarize yourself with the Merlot grape. For eight years, wine enthusiasts and producers have joined together for #merlotme to promote this noble red grape. Merlot went out of favor when in 2004, the movie Sideways snubbed the grape while bringing notoriety to Pinot Noir and

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Anchor Valley Wine Tasting Room

Anchor Valley Wine: Rocking To A New Beat

Ashley Cates describes her winery brand as edgy, but the essence of the wine is far from that description. It is a pure statement of the variety of grape each bottle represents. The question becomes, why do they refer to Anchor Valley Wine as breaking the mold. The experience one has tasting wine is nonconforming,

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Discover Michigan Wine

Discover Michigan Wine

Michigan has always had a place in my life. My mother was born in Detroit, and many of my relatives live in different parts of Michigan; therefore, my life has been filled with stories of Michigan family adventures. I was a teenager when I visited relatives and went out to their lake house. Today as

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Margerum Wine Company

Margerum Wine Company: A taste of Santa Barbara

A trip to Santa Barbara must include wine tasting, and a must-stop tasting room in the Santa Barbara wine scene is Margerum Wine Company and Barden Wines. Doug Margerum has been a fixture in Santa Barbara from his days of owning the Wine Cask, but the inviting ambiance of the tasting room in its modern

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