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How a Course on California Wine Brought Me Full Circle

Check out my latest San Francisco Wine School blog California Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From to learn how the California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) program augmented my career in and personal passion for California Wine. Advertisements

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Tis the Season for Champagne — My Summer Find for Your Winter Cheer

The summer of 2016 was a game-changer for me when it came to the bubbly. That was the season I took a class on champagne and sparkling wine (A big “thanks” to my instructor Sue Slater—chair of the Culinary Arts … Continue reading

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Tasting Room Etiquette, Part 3—The Tasting Room Table Has Turned

In my first two installments on tasting room etiquette, One and Two, I wrote about customer do’s and don’ts. Well, etiquette goes both ways. This post is for tasting room hosts, although anyone can benefit. Take Your Stinkin’ Paws Off … Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Vineyard: The Ultimate Sandbox

High atop the Santa Cruz Mountains there’s a vineyard that thrives in nothing but near-100-percent sandy soil. That vineyard is Bald Mountain, and is owned and farmed by Jim Beauregard of Beauregard Vineyards. Located a few miles from the winery’s … Continue reading

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Mount Eden Expands with Domain Eden and Silicon Valley Bank Financing

Mount Eden Vineyards, a 40-acre estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga, Calif., has a history shrouded in mystique nearly as thick as the fog that occasionally surrounds its vineyards. It is this mystique and—more important—the minimalistic, unwavering winemaking … Continue reading

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Mmm, Mmm Minerality: Santa Cruz Mountains Pinots Have It in Spades

Put some rocks in a glass of water and let the glass sit overnight. When you check it the next day, what do you smell? Or, stick your tongue on a slab of slate. What do you taste? Minerals perhaps? … Continue reading

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