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Box Wine Now Has its Own Judging Competition

Box Wine Now Has its Own Judging Competition

Have you heard? Box wine now has its own judging competition, “Concours International Wine in Box.” The first annual event takes place in Toulouse, France on March 20th.   Continue Reading

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Can White Wine Age?

The simple answer. It depends! On what? A number of elements, such as…

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2012 Hourglass III Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass III Red Blend Napa Valley, California

Hourglass owners Jeff and Carolyn Smith decided to replant parts of their Blueline vineyard, and the fruit from the new plantings went into this blend. It’s a new wine that winemaker Anthony Biagi (of Plumpjack) conceptualized and as you might expect, the wine is quite spectacular.  Continue Reading

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Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

The grapes that sourced the 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are pretty special. Back in the day, Dr. Kliewer, the Dean of Viticulture at UC Davis identified the soil types on the Hourglass parcel as Hambright, a soil so unique, one might consider it striking a vein of cultural goldContinue Reading

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Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death?

Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death?

Are you wasting your time on Facebook and Twitter? Some might think so.  Continue Reading

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Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

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This beautifully made 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the western part of Sonoma County. Much of the vineyard is dry farmed, producing small berries that generate intense flavors and textures. Continue Reading

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