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5 Outstanding Value Reds from the Languedoc

The Languedoc region in the south of France has long been known to wine industry insiders as a great appellation for value—you can often find quality wines for a fraction of the price compared to other French wine regions....

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5 Sonoma Cabernets that Rival Napa

In California, there’s no denying that Napa Valley has the lock on Cabernet Sauvignon. But on the other side of the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley is keeping Napa Valley on its toes....

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Get Your Mom a Wine Club Subscription For Mother's Day

This year, we’re thinking inside the box—because it’s what’s inside that counts—and giving Mom a wine club subscription....

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How a Veteran Winemaker Pairs Wine with Cookies

Don Van Staaveren, winemaker emeritus of Three Sticks in Sonoma Valley, has experimented with cookie and wine pairings in his home kitchen for years. Here's what you need to know....

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3 Styles of California Chardonnay Perfect for Mother’s Day

It’s a well-known fact that mothers love their Chardonnay and that’s because this go-to white wine is about as versatile as it gets in the great Golden State, so there’s a style out there for every kind of mom....

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8 South African Pinotages You Should Know

Not every New World winemaking country can claim that it has a heritage grape variety—one they have single-handedly bred and can call their own. If you’re familiar with South African wines, then you know we’re talking about none other than Pinotage, which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault....

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Paloma Cocktail

Mexico's wildly popular cocktail is finally making headway in the U.S. Here's where to find them....

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2014 White Bordeaux: Ten Wines To Drink Now

Neal Martin has recently reviewed some stunning white Bordeaux. Pick up these 10 bottles—surely fitting for any spring or summertime function—all rated 90 points and higher with a less than $60 price tag....

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Bordeaux 2016—A New Dawn for En Primeur?

High expectations for the vintage, a recovery in fine wine prices and the opportunity to increase transparency and efficiency bode particularly well for En Primeur in 2016. The opportunity for a successful campaign is there—for those ready to take it....

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Third-Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction Raises $794,500

The third-annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, put on by the Sonoma County Vintners, was hosted on April 20th and 21st this year. A whirlwind of events starting with the two preview-tastings on Thursday...Friday yielded another gorgeous day on the grounds of the Vintner’s Inn for the final chance to taste the auction lots, followed by the live auction itself....

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