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Pick up a few pointers to be a wine pro

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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Part One

As I sit here typing with purple fingers, I am pleased to report that I just bottled my very first batch of wine. 30 bottles of 2011 Pinot Noir from “chateau moi” are quietly resting in my garage wine cellar waiting to make a debut in a few months. This marks my first experiment as a garagiste winemaker.

If you’ve ever thought about making your own wine at home or becoming a garagiste yourself, here are a few tips from my first experience.

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Is Temecula the new ‘Old World’ wine destination?

Inspiration from the Old World can be seen and tasted at wineries today along Rancho California Road and the De Portola Wine Trail. Now the latest ode to the Old World is the recent opening of the tasting room at Europa Village – a milestone for what promises to become a premiere wine destination for Temecula wine country.

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In honor of Bastille Day:My 3 Favorite French Wines for Summer

Even if you’re not in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day, you can have your own Fête de la Bastille wherever you may be, with some great French wines!  In France, Bastille Day is a national holiday to celebrate the storming of the Bastille – a medieval fortress-prison in Paris, symbolic of the harsh rule of […]

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Are you doing enough to be green?

For some, Earth Day means that they may clean their local beaches, get involved with a local tree planting, a habitat preservation society or drive to a fair of some kind to learn more about being green. Beyond these activities, you may want to take a look at some of the things you may already be doing to make an impact every day.
You might be more eco-conscious than you think!

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