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Getting lost in wine country

It was last month during a road trip to Napa when I learned to never again question the motives of my sometimes confused, often snippy navigation system (I call her ‘Nav’).  Sure it provides directions, but it just might lead you to a fantastic experience!      As we trekked through wine country on assignment […]

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What’s a varietal?

There are myriad varieties of grapes and blends used to make wines in the world. So what exactly is a varietal? This article explores the differences between varietal wines, wines categorized by appellation and what this tells us about a wine’s personality.

America’s wine country
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America’s wine country

A brief look at the evolution of wines in America. Despite trouble getting vines established and prohibition pausing America’s progress in winemaking, over the past 30-40 years America has finally proven itself as a valid player with the winemaking legends of Europe.