John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and […]

    John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and suggested a column, “outlining the GSM grape varieties that make Châtea.

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    Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

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      Matching Cheese and Wine

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      Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

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