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    3 New Releases from Paul Dolan Vineyards

    … Paul Dolan Vineyards Have you ever had any wines from Mendocino County? Until recently when I took San Francisco Wine School’s CWAS program I had not been exposed to a lot of wine from Mendocino. At many retail wine outlets the selection from California consists mostly of Central Coast and Napa/Sonoma, with very little from Mendocino. The area…

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    Nothing Says Washington Wine like Waterbrook

    … By Roger Killen In Fall Wine Reviews Oct 14th, 2014 0 Comments 13 Views * Anyone who has been to Washington State and left the luscious green confines of the western part can tell you; once you travel through the mighty Cascade Mountains, you are entering a high elevation desert. That’s because Eastern Washington is a rugged landscape…

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    Scottsdale’s Palm Court Restaurant receives Wine Spectator honors

    … Wine Spectator’s 2014 dining guide is a list of over 3,700 “restaurants for wine lovers” I was recently invited to experience the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center’s Palm Court Restaurant in light of their recent inclusion on the Wine Spectator list. In addition to receiving the basic award for having a good wine list Palm Court…

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    The White Doe

    … White Doe Wine The enchantment begins by Linda Kissam Head Wine Chix There are two things I like a whole lot. A good mystery and an intriguing marketing plan. Wait! Make that three things I like a lot – a good new wine, also. I’d like you to meet The White Doe, a new white wine from American Pioneer Wine Growers. Its first release…

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    How to find a REALLY good wine class in Southern California

    … Head Wine Chix, Linda Kissam How to find a REALLY good wine class in Southern California By Linda Kissam, Head Wine Chix Neptune at LCA classroom Wondering how to find a REALLY good wine class in Southern California? Good news. Your ship has just come in. LCA Wine located in the uber cool South Coast Collection (SOCO) in Costa Mesa…

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    Harvest Time with Trione: My latest Sonoma Discoveries article

    … Harvest with the Trione Family Jess Poshepny Vallery As I anticipate harvest at Trione Vineyards & Winery, I picture how we get elbows (and knees)-deep in fruit. “Here we go team!” are the words that come out of everyone’s mouth as the trucks drive up with Russian River Pinot Noir from our River Road Ranch. The guys from the ranch step…

    1 readers - By Jess Poshepny Vallery/ Moxie Lady

    Harvest time in Wine Country

    … time. Trione Pinot Noir grapes being sorted {Photo courtesy of Sherrie Housman} This entry was posted in My Dash, Sonoma County, Wine Blog and tagged harvest, Sonoma, Sonoma county, Trione, Wine, wine country by Jess Poshepny Vallery. Bookmark the permalink.…

    6 readers - By Jess Poshepny Vallery/ Moxie Lady

    I love that I LOVE what I do!

    … with unique and fun personalities: nothing compares. My job is amazing. I help create awesome experiences, delicious culinary masterpieces paired with some of the finest wines in Sonoma County. What is it all worth? Working like a dog…. When you do something you love, it’s worth it. So I say to my friend: find what you are good at. Find that inner…

    4 readers - By Jess Poshepny Vallery/ Moxie Lady

    Lubomir Stoyanov: Bulgaria’s ambassador of wine

    … Marc d’Entremont BY Marc d´Entremont guest contributor I travel, cook, eat, observe, interact, live and write. As a chef/food, wine and travel writer, I look for connections among people, their activities, the environment and what they eat that can tell the story of a region/culture, whether that be in the remote Andes Mountains…

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    Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic

    … Fine wine from the Moravia region of the Czech Republic By Head Wine Chix, Linda Kissam Czech beer is great, but the wine program is trending Although the Czech Republic is famous for its beers, its premium (yes, premium) wine is the one to keep your eye on. In Moravia, on the country’s east side, the wine industry is gaining more and more…

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    A visit to Pride Mountain Vineyards

    … are tasting stations set up in the cave system where guests sample current offerings and learn about the history and the story behind the vintages. The tour wraps up back in the main entrance and wine shop where the urge to purchase a case of the Reserve cabernet was very very difficult. I bought the t-shirt instead. See more pictures from this visit on Facebook Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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    San Francisco Wine School offers online classes

    … San Francisco Wine School online CWAS program Back in May I was approached by the San Francisco Wine School and asked if I’d be interested in participating in their online California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) specialist program and I jumped at the opportunity. At first I was skeptical, I mean how can you learn about wine online? How…

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    Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc

    … Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash and Vidal Blanc By Linda Kissam Today’s wine and food pairing celebrates Southern cuisine in Birmingham, Alabama. Southern Living If you haven’t been in a while, today Birmingham is a lively hub of cultural and culinary activities and engaging historical sites. It also has beautiful golf courses, year-round…

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    2 great value white Bordeaux wines

    …Usually when I hear “great value” I think “That’s what nice people say about crappy wine” But I’ve found myself being pleasantly surprised more often than not these days. Although the economy seems to have improved since the low point several years back, the wine market seems to have taken a longer time to recover. […]…

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    A taste of Bouchaine

    …A taste of Bouchaine It’s always an interesting thing for me to meet a wine maker or wine personality for the first time. You never know what to expect, the personalities are as varied as wine itself. Recently, I had the pleasure of dining and talking with Greg Gauthier of Bouchaine Vineyards. I walked into […]…

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