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Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure Announces 2015 Winemaker Line-up, Plus New Events

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Paso Robles, CA – February 17, 2015 - Garagiste Events today announced that tickets are now on sale for the third annual Santa Ynez Valley-based “Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure,” which will feature over 60 of the area’s hard-to-find, micro-production commercial ...

Kickstarter Project: Vintage 2015: A year in American wine

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After a phenomenally successful Vintage 2014 documentary last year focusing on a challenging 2014 Central Coast growing season, Wil Fernandez has set his sights bigger. In just three days, his Kickstarter project for Vintage 2015 takes off, and you can ...

Game Day Cocktail: The Black Luxury

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I love a good, dark beer. But sometimes beer brandishing the color and viscosity of used motor oil does not appeal to everyone. Enter The Black Luxury; a game day cocktail that combines the seductive sophistication of Spain with America's ...

From the Outside, Looking In

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For most of my life I have felt like an outsider looking in. Not way outside, because I am pretty good at standing on the edge of the circle and looking like I belong. The problem is, I just never ...

Only You Can Prevent Vegetable Abuse

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Vegetables often get a very bad name. Sometimes it is deserved, but more often than not it's your fault. Yes, your fault! Mine too. Here's one half of the problem; people like me make fun of vegetables, and probably even more ...

Celebrate 2015 with a Host of Bubbles and Sparklers!

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Salud! Cin-Cin! 干杯  Skål!  Santé! ΥΓΕΙΑ!  Živjeli! Prost! What better way to say "Cheers" than with Champagne and sparkling wines from around the world! What makes a wine "sparkling?" Sparkling wine is different from "still" wine in that it contains ...

Handwritten 2011 Stags Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Decadently dark and sultry with aromas of black currant, cassis, tobacco and leather, the 2011 Handwritten Stags Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts seductive flavors of blackberry, smoked cherries, and offers virile tannins that suggests an executive boardroom tryst. We tasted this one along ...

Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

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If you are like me, you purchased your holiday gifts months ago. But if you are more excited by the idea of last-minute gift giving, you started shopping yesterday, and are ready to pay a premium for shipping. Looking for the perfect ...

The “F” Word and Mother Nature’s Lady Parts: VINTAGE 2014

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If you think you know what someone means when she says "the 'F' Word," you probably have not spent much time with a winemaker. Talk of Lady parts and Mother Nature's ass -- it was not quite was I expected ...

Cornerstone Oregon 2012 Willamette Valley Chardonnay

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Lemon zest, whipped pineapple, slate and toasted vanilla on the nose, the straw-hued 2012 Cornerstone Oregon Willamette Valley Chardonnay tastes of Meyer lemons, vanilla and a tiny hint of plantain. Crisp acidity balanced with a creamy malo mid palate and ...

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