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Seghesio: Still a Family Winery

It was raining when I arrived at the vast Seghesio Family Vineyards' facilities for a harvest time tour. Unlike Texas that would have welcomed it after a drought that wrought mass brush fires searing a swath through the Lone Star ...

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Is Wine Breathing Bunk? Guest Post by Denman Moody

We first encountered Denman Moody, Jr. in 2009, at the inaugural Houston Wine Conference, where he, along with Guy Stout and Gary Vaynerchuk, was a featured speaker. Now, we often join him at winemaker dinners in Houston, sometimes with his ...

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Hospice du Rhône to Celebrate 20 Years in 2012!

It's a wine event for Lovers of Rhône wines! This year Hospice du Rhône will mark two decades of celebrating everything Rhône at an annual Spring event in Paso Robles, California, scheduled for April 26-28, 2012. The world's largest celebration ...

TasteLive: Wine & Chocolate Fantasy

We start the TasteLive New Year with a celebration of wine and chocolate. We will be joining the folks at TasteLive and some of our fellow wine bloggers on Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m. Central (6:00 p.m. Pacific and ...

Best Wine I’ve Had Lately

Bedrock Hudson Vineyard North "Pleine de Chêne" Carneros Syrah with grilled lamb, roasted potatoes and green beans with garlic. Fantastic! Even more delicious by itself afterwards! I really wish we'd bought more.

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2009 Napa Cellars Merlot

"I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation You're living in the past It's a new generation And I only feel good When I got no pain And that's how I'm gonna stay And I don't give a damn 'Bout my bad reputation" -Joan Jett, Bad Reputation Merlot ...

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New Year’s Resolutions? No thank you, none for me.

I'm not a big fan of making New Year's Resolutions. As a former, and hopefully future, gym rat, I have had a front row seat to observe how effective they are. The first week of the year is a horrible ...

Taste Live Sneak Peak at The Wineyard

Join us for a Sneak Peak of The Wineyard at Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square!

When I met Creative Furnace's Cailyn McCauley and Joel Quigley for dinner at Healdsburg's popular Spoon Bar during Sonoma Harvest Weekend, they were bursting with news about a future "base camp" for TasteLive! Now we can share the news with you! ...

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Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 11 – Low Sodium Cooking)

This is part 11 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 – Knives,  Part 5 – High Heat Cooking, Part 6 – Restaurant ...

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Don’t Settle for the Turkey

While babysitting for my brother, I happened to catch Sleepless in Seattle. He had turned it on before he left, because my niece, who just turned eight years old, informed us that she "really isn't interested in little girl movies ...