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How to Enjoy a Wine Country Vacation

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Thinking about a trip to Wine Country? Forget what the tourist guides say, and get the best memories—and best bottles—using these practical pointers from insiders. We asked a wine writer, wine region rep, and two estate professionals to help.... Read More

Grassini Family Vineyards in the Heart of Santa Ynez Valley

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

At the start of the new millennium, Larry Grassini, a lover of fine Bordeaux, decided to plant a vineyard on his ranch in Happy Canyon. He and his wife, Sharon, purchased the land back in the 1980s to serve as a family retreat... Read More

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas & Feta

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

This recipe comes courtesy of Patrick Brys of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery in Michigan. Serve this with grilled shrimp splashed with fresh lemon juice, a Panko coated chicken breast (see additional recipe), or have it as a casual lunch with your favorite sandwich. Don't forget to pair it with a great Chardonnay.... Read More

Eco-Oenology | Organic & Biodynamic Winemaking

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

In 1924, an Austrian architect, educator, literary master, and philosopher was enlisted by a group of farmers to explore the onset of various agricultural problems. Rudolf Steiner answered with a series of lectures exploring what we now call organic and biodynamic farming.... Read More

The Bay Area and Livermore’s Rising Stars

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been admired as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations in the world. Although the area actually enjoys a long heritage of winemaking, its wines—crafted in the city proper as well as Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, and a short drive east in Livermore Valley—have just begun to receive the international recognition they deserve.... Read More

Eco-Committed | 8 Ways Napa Valley is Raising the Bar

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Over the past few years, the practice of sustainability has evolved from a noble concept to a full-on movement in the Napa Valley. Here are just some of the ways businesses in this leading wine region are stepping up their eco-commitment—improving wine quality and the way we all live.... Read More

Dalla Terra Winery Direct Announces Four Cities for Tasting Tour 2012

Apr 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Nineteen Italian wineries will be present in a four-city tour in early May. The cities on the Dalla Terra Winery Direct Annual Portfolio Tasting 2012 scheduled May 1-4 are Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.... Read More

Wine Tasting in St. Clement Vineyards' Historic Napa Valley Estate

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The short path from the parking lot to the charming Victorian house that houses St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room is steep, but worth every step. The landmark Napa Valley estate, established in 1878 by the San Francisco stained glass merchant Fritz Rosenbaum, was one of the first bonded wineries in the Napa Valley.... Read More

Meet Some of Washington's Top Wine Makers

Apr 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The state of Washington is home to an impressive breed of winemaker. Many have spent years, even decades, in other parts of the world, honing their craft.... Read More

Willamette Valley Vineyards' Award Winning Pinot Noir and More

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Willamette Valley Vineyards. Its prologue begins in 1961, when winemaking visionary Richard Sommer hired an Oregon attorney to do the legal work necessary to establish the first Oregon winery since Prohibition. The attorney’s son was Jim Bernau.... Read More

Interview With GM and Winemaker Craig Becker of Somerston

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

High in the hills above Napa Valley lay two pristine valleys that together hold the fertile estate vineyards of Somerston. Allan Chapman purchased the 638-acre Priest Ranch property in Soda Valley in 2004, and the adjacent 990-acre Lynch Ranch in Elder Valley early 2006.... Read More

Gérard Bertrand Awarded European Winery of the Year

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Up until recently I had no idea what the wines from France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region tasted like. I had my first taste at Tilghman Island Inn in Maryland’s Talbot County during a game and wine pairing dinner. I was impressed by its unique flavor profile. Lo and behold, a few months later I was alerted to the fact that Gerard Bertrand, an innovative and sustainable winemaker based in this same region was awarded European Winery of the Year at Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Annual Wine Star Awards.... Read More

Paso Robles | An American Town Known for Rhone

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

When Gary Eberle planted the region’s first Syrah vines in the mid 1970s, he knew he was onto something big — but he didn’t know how big.... Read More

Castello di Ama Winery Visits Towne Stove and Spirits for Dinner on February 2

Jan 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Next month, Boston’s Towne Stove and Spirits will host an evening with the Castello di Ama winery showcasing the beauty of the Sangiovese grape from the heart of Tuscany.... Read More

Matanzas Creek Winery of Santa Rosa, California | Award Winning Wines & Impeccable Reputation

Jan 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Cradled between three mountain peeks in Sonoma County's small, fertile Bennett Valley, Matanzas Creek Winery crafts distinctive wines that speak to this beautiful, singular place.... Read More

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