Monthly Archives: July 2012

Virginia Makes Its Case For Winning Wines

Virginia’s wine industry is getting a lot of attention these days. In just the past year, the former 776-acre Kluge Wine Estate was purchased by Donald Trump and the Virginia wine country was listed as one of the top ten … Continue reading

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Calistoga Earns Its AVA

While many California wine lovers know that the town of Calistoga is located at the northern most edge of Napa Valley, most probably did not realize that until recently, wines produced in or near Calistoga could not reference the area … Continue reading

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The Best Paella Recipe

For those of you who have been asking for the wonderful paella recipe, please click the paella photo below for the link to the recipe.

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Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio – Two Sides of the Same Grape

Pinot grigio and pinot gris are actually the same white wine grape, just with two different names.  Just as with pinot blanc, pinot gris (the actual “technical” name) is thought to be a mutation of the pinot noir grape.  The … Continue reading

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Charming and Versatile Pinot Blanc

Pinot blanc is a remarkably versatile grape that can produce wines with different personas depending on region and winemaking techniques employed. They range from dry and refreshing to almost dessert-like. While it is known and loved in France, Pinot Blanc … Continue reading

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