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Seven must-see wine regions in Italy
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Seven must-see wine regions in Italy

Guest post by Bettie Infante.

Our family is planning a trip to Italy in the spring. Not knowing anything about the wine regions in Italy, I decided to delve into learning about the diversity of the different wine regions, its terroir, varietals and styles.

Italian wine is one of the most widely exported wines in the world with the U.S. being one of its largest importers. Italy’s terrains, from lengthy coastlines to hilly slopes provide ideal vine-growing conditions. The abundant sunshine, sea breezes

Germany’s Wine Regions
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Germany’s Wine Regions

In honor of Oktoberfest, we thought we’d spend a little time talking about German wines. We know that this is a tradition celebrated with beer but we wanted to give the wines of Germany their time in the spotlight. Learn the top German grapes and how to remember all 13 wine regions.

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Talkin wine – TV interview

Our Senior Editor, Heidi Butzine was asked to be interviewed for the local live television program, Our Town Pasadena with host Jan McCarthy.
Check out the appearance to learn some tips about why we swirl when we taste wine, how to choose a wine and what to do if you don’t like the wine you ordered. PLUS, hear about some of the clues that can still be found around Pasadena which tell us about its wine history.

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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Bottling Day!

It’s finally here – bottling day. Time to get the wine into bottles and one step closer to my glass. With my repurposed clean wine bottles ready, I set up a small assembly line to fill the bottles and cork ‘em.

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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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Part Five

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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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Part Four

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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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Part Three

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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My first attempt as a garagiste winemaker:Part Two

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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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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