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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 ...

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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.

      Patz & Hall’s Sonoma House Wine on SonomaChat

      Sip on this Juice - - 5 readers - 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 label and Sonoma House were our 1s ...

      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 ...

      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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