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Miraflores Winery: Tuscan Escape in Northern California

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Although Miraflores is relatively new on the wine tasting maps, it has already earned a place at the top of the savvy wine tourer’s list of places to visit. It’s just a short drive along winding country roads from the old gold rush town of Placerville until one comes upon the majestic winery, perched on a hill above undulating vineyards.... Read More

Calcareous Vineyard of Paso Robles, California: A Family Affair

Aug 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

A shared family passion and some wine business know-how are the keys to success at Calcareous Vineyard. The winery was established in 2000 by Lloyd Messer, whose hunt for ideal growing conditions for terroir-driven wines brought him to the coveted west side of Paso Robles.... Read More

Wine Pairing: Rules Are Meant to be Broken

Aug 2, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It has been said that when pairing wine with food that red wine goes well with red meat and that white wine pairs well with fish and poultry. However, this rule fails to acknowledge the complexity of ingredients that make up a dish, as well as the wide range of wines available. There are some basic guidelines that can be taken into consideration when selecting a good food/wine pairing. Generally, the chosen wine should complement the dish.... Read More

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: Blending Wine With Spanish Tradition

Jul 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

It is more than fitting that Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards lies at the gateway to Sonoma wine country. While the wines are pure California, the culture is a charismatic blend of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance, making it an ideal first — as well as last — stop in the wine tourer’s itinerary.... Read More

Virginia is for Wine Lovers: Tours and Tastings Across the State

Jul 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia is a wonderful place to tour, taste, and vacation. Geographically, it runs the gamut, offering towering mountains, gentle rolling hills, green valleys, and flat coastal plains, peninsulas, and beaches.... Read More

Charbay Winery & Distillery of St. Helena, California

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The drive up winding Spring Mountain Road above St. Helena to Charbay Winery & Distillery is the first hint to visitors that they’re in for a real treat.... Read More

Pietra Santa Winery Cienega Valley, California

Jun 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Named "pietra santa" (sacred stone) to honor its granite and limestone soils, Pietra Santa Winery is a family run estate that produces artisanal wines and olive oils. The winery is located in the foothills of the Gabilan Mountain Range in the magnificent Cienega Valley — just 25 miles inland from Monterey Bay.... Read More

Williamsburg Winery: Virginia’s Largest Winery

Jun 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Encircled by 320 acres of woodland, field, and vineyards, Williamsburg Winery is just three miles from Colonial Williamsburg, yet it’s a world apart.... Read More

Medlock Ames Winery: Dedicated to the Organic & Sustainable Farming Movement

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

When longtime friends Christopher Medlock James and Ames Morison decided to take on the challenge of growing and making wine, they searched for — and found — a very special 335 acres of land on Bell Mountain in Alexander Valley.... Read More

Cornerstone Cellars, Yountville, California: A World-Class Cabernet Producer

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The story of Cornerstone Cellars began at harvest time 1991 in the town of Angwin on Howell Mountain. Dr. David Sloas, a Memphis physician and Cabernet Sauvignon devotee, was visiting renowned vintner Randy Dunn.... Read More

Sonoma Wine Country for Sweethearts

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Peaceful Sonoma County is a romantic place to unwind. Drive along its beautiful two-lane country roads and discover a rich mosaic of possibilities. For starters, there are vineyards, wineries, parks, hiking trails, galleries and restaurants, along with simple pleasures like rushing rivers, spectacular sunsets and stunning beaches.... Read More

Winderlea Vineyard & Winery: First Date Turned Oregon Winery

May 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

For Donna Morris and Bill Sweat, the owners of Oregon’s Winderlea Vineyard & Winery, it all started with their first date at a little wine shop in the North End of Boston. Fast forward 20-plus years and wine had become a big part of their lives as collectors, consumers, and travelers.... Read More

Clos Du Val Businessman Scores Big in Stags Leap District

Mar 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Through the past four decades, Clos Du Val has consistently upheld its original mission to make distinctive, terroir-driven wines of elegance and balance.... Read More

Napa Valley's Folie à Deux Winery and Napa Cellars

Feb 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

The wines of Folie à Deux Winery and Napa Cellars can be discovered together in one warm and inviting tasting room just off of Highway 29 next to Mustards Grill in the Napa Valley.... Read More

Pinot Noir and More From Oregon's Wineries & Vineyards

Feb 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

"Oregon” what is the first varietal that comes to mind? Pinot Noir, naturally. This finicky grape thrives in environments where soft marine breezes and long hours of sunshine provide a warm, but not too hot, summer followed by a crisp, cool autumn during which the grapes can ripen gradually. But there are other varieties of grape that also do well in this beautiful state. Just take a look around.... Read More

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