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    2014 Denver International Wine Festival Discount Tickets

    2014 Denver International Wine Festival Discount Tickets November 19 to 21, 2014 Named 1 of the Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals in America by Fodor’s! The 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival is the premier International wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains! Join us November 19 to 21, 2014, for the most delicious ever, International celebration of wine & cuisine! Me.

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    Recipes from Wine Country: Warm Mushroom Salad with Reif Estate Cabernet Merlot

    Warm Wild and Domestic Mushroom Salad Sponsored Post Falling for Cabernet Merlot Autumn is the perfect time for you to start living the Reifstyle, an ideal time to enjoy the bounty of the fall harvest with Reif Estate’s VQA wines. Chef Robin Howe from Wine Country Catering makes it easy with his warm mushroom salad that will pair expertly with a medium bodied rich red wine like ...

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      Ten years of Pinot Noir glory – Sideways

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - The movie “Sideways,” which I believe to be the best wine movie ever made, is ten years old this October. It is much more about wine, but the effect it had on two wine varieties cannot be denied. It has been ten years of Pinot Noir glory since the movie focused on the greatness of a well-made Pinot Noir, especially from the Santa Barbara wine country.

      Lynmar Estate Picnic Food & Wine Pairings

      Sip on this Juice - - 5 readers - Each season ushers in a bountiful new crop of food from the garden. There is a wine for that. People who love to eat are the best kinds of people. Here in Wine Country, when we eat together, we also like to drink together. Take away the conventional dining room & insert a view of majestic hills covered in vines and framed by an edible bio-diverse garden… while enjoying ...

      Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - Head to Deaver Vineyards when in Amador wine country Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed Having traveled to Amador County on many occasions since 2002, I consider myself a decent authority on the wine country of Amador. I have seen Amador grow steadily over these years and evolve from a destination mainly for Gold Country buffs to now a wine country paradise.

      Loire Valley Natural Sparkling Wine

      Wine Country Getaways - - 5 readers - When is a sparkling wine from the Loire not a Crémant? This is not a Crémant as one might expect of sparkling wines from the Loire Valley. This is a natural sparkling wine made by Domain de Veilloux winemaker Arnaud Quenioux in the AOC of Cheverny and near the town of Chiteney. This is a very different sparkling wine than a Crémant.

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      A Passion for Winemaking Returns for Napa Valley's Michael Mondavi

      … club information, go to michaelmondavifamilyestate.com. 2014 Harvest Proves Better than Most You could almost hear the statewide collective sigh of relief, that this year’s 2014 harvest of wine grapes came through the growing season without the fear expressed when the realization of another year of drought, the 3rd year in a row, would be coming…

      4 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      West Dry Creek Wineries

      … This wine route signage is on West Dry Creek Road at Lambert Bridge Road West Dry Creek Wineries This is one of our favorite wine country backroads. The West Dry Creek wineries are small and family owned. They are all tucked away and can be easily missed. You can get to West Dry Creek Road from three different entrances. We like to start…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Lynmar Estate Picnic Food & Wine Pairings

      …-diverse garden… while enjoying a unique epicurean afternoon… and what do you have? A great day. My favorite spot to take new visitors to Sonoma County for their first time ‘tasting room’ experience has long been Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley. When asked to visit Lynmar for their Estate Picnic Pairing recently including a tour…

      5 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Fall colors in wine country

      … at Hanna, a glass of their Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc goes quite nicely. Heading south from Hanna, just a short distance, is the Field Stone Winery. Things here are very laid back. This is one of our favorite picnic spots. It is very rustic but the vineyards stretching to the west are just so beautiful. I shot the photo above on the Alexander…

      3 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Belonging, Part One

      … glanced from a richly red saturated painting on the wall to the glossy pages in front of me. There I was, big dumb grin, stoopid flat blonde hair, button up black shirt with The Wine Country emblazoned across the top of the shirt pocket…a picture of me standing with Elodie back in the shop when she had come to visit and thank us for stocking her…

      2 readers - By Samantha Dugan/ Samantha Sans Dosage

      Domaine Guillaume Baduel – the heart of Burgundy

      … The aging room at Domaine Guillaume Baduel in Pommard Domaine Guillaume Baduel Domaine Guillaume Baduel represents the heart and soul of the Burgundy wine region of France. We had the good fortune of visiting this Domaine on our recent trip to France and the Burgundy wine region. Domaine Guillaume Baduel is located in the village of Pommard…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

      … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

      2 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Patz & Hall’s Sonoma House Wine on SonomaChat

      … When I first heard that Patz & Hall were opening a new tasting room, I was more than excited. I have been a fan of their Pinot Noir for many years! Having the tasting room as close as Sonoma, California is terrific as I am able to visit often and also have a sip or two of course. In June of 2014, Donald Patz and the Patz & Hall Wine…

      4 readers - By Sip on this Juice

      Sanford Winery ~ Sta. Rita Hills’ First Pinot Pioneers!

      … You might say that Sanford Winery & Vineyards is as old as the hills… the Santa Rita Hills, that is. It was back in 1971 when Pinot Pioneer Richard Sanford planted the first Pinot Noir grapes in the Sanford & Benedict vineyards, that put Santa Barbara Wine Country and Santa Rita Hills on the map. Fast forward 30 years…today…

      1 readers - By Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!

      Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy

      … From Highway D113 a view of the Saint Aubin vineyards Village of Saint Aubin in Burgundy As we mentioned in our previous Photos of the Day, we spent a week in Burgundy, renting a home in the village of Puligny Montrachet. Traveling up to the hillside vineyards we took Highway D113. The D113 is a beautiful country road that runs from Beaune…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Biking in Burgundy

      … to stop on the side of the road. On a rental bike on D113 in Puligny Montrachet http://www.beaune-tourism.com/Wine-tourism-France/burgundy-tourism-wine/documents/Veloroute_2010.pdf The post Biking in Burgundy appeared first on Wine Country Getaways.…

      1 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

      … of Ed’s Cessna at our stop at Princeton Airport. RBuchanan photo: Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner RBuchanan photo: My Tony’s Meats & Deli (Penticton) organic turkey is browning nicely In another post, I’ll talk more of our walks. How we both loved nature and how their dog Yukon was such an important part of the routine. I’ll share how much she…

      2 readers - By Roz's small fry Blog

      Fort Berens Winery opens NEW Winery!

      …Fort Berens Estate Winery is constantly making headlines- from opening Lillooet’s first commercial vineyard, to winning the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in British Columbia wines this year, theres always something new and exciting happening. Last month, Fort Berens opened their brand new winery and tasting room to showcase…

      4 readers - By uncorkBC

      Wine Spectator on Amador Valley – what they missed

      … decided to produce his own wines and does a fantastic job. The Rhone-style whites, Rousanne and Viognier, are amazing as are the Rhone Reds, Syrah and Mourvedre. This small winery is a “must” stop on Shenandoah School Road. Cooper Vineyards Also on this same road as Wildrotter is Cooper Vineyards and, like Wildrotter, the Cooper Family were growers who…

      5 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways

      Harvest 2014 is complete

      …Final harvest at vineyards in the hills of Dry Creek Valley Harvest 2014 is complete and the results are tabulated As of this day, the harvest 2014 has been completed throughout California. As far as yields, the 2014 harvest appears to be good, but not as high as the past two years. Quality is more important and most of the vintners I have spoken…

      4 readers - By Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways