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All I want for Christmas is… a glass of wine!

It’s been several years since I completed the first level examination with the Guild of Sommeliers but a few of my friends have asked me for holiday wine recommendations so I thought I’d brush up on my wine knowledge and share a few of my favorite New World boutique wines. Bonny Doon Vineyards: Vintner Hall… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is… a glass of wine!

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It’s National Wine Day (as if we needed an excuse to drink)!

Today is National Wine Day! Gather your glasses, corkscrews and friends and have your own wine tasting party! Grab a few bottles of the varietals from the list below starting with mild and work your way up to dessert wines to taste the differences in mouth feel OR try tasting the same varietals from different… Continue reading It’s National Wine Day (as if we needed an excuse to drink)!

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How to read a wine label: Part Five (Spanish Wines)

I’ve shared tips on how to decipher wine labels from various regions like Chile, France, New Zealand and the United States. This week, let’s talk Spain! Spain (Classified as Old World) Grape Varieties Red: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell White: Airen, Macaebo, Albarino, Verdejo, Malvasia Spain’s premier red wine region is  Rioja and was the first region… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Five (Spanish Wines)

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How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing tips on how to examine wine labels from different regions. First with US wines, next France, then New Zealand. This week’s region was requested by a fellow grape geek, John. Let’s discuss Chilean wines! Chilean Wines (Classified as New World) Red grapes account for approximately 73% of… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)