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  • Jacquère: a Distinctively Alpine Grape

    Dec 13th 2018

    Jacquère: a Distinctively Alpine Grape

    Savoie, pronounced [sav-wah], a French department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France, boasts a breathtaking ambiance of snow-capped peaks, rolling hills, wildflowers and pristine mou…

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  • Frappato: My Favorite Sicilian Underdog

    Nov 20th 2018

    Frappato: My Favorite Sicilian Underdog

    I’ve always had a soft spot for what you might call the ‘underdog’ varietals. Oftentimes blended into oblivion with other more notable grapes, these unique and generally old if not ancient varietals t…

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  • Quincy: The Loire Valley's Hidden Gem

    Jun 18th 2018

    Quincy: The Loire Valley's Hidden Gem

    Sauvignon Blanc has proven to be quite the versatile grape worldwide, and while it has garnered particular prestige in such places as Marlborough, New Zealand, Alexander Valley, California and Sancerr…

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  • New Beer Club Launches this Month!

    Oct 4th 2017

    New Beer Club Launches this Month!

    We may be wine merchants first and foremost but we get very excited about beer too! Living in the craft beer mecca that is California, it would be nearly impossible not to stumble upon the bount…

    Published by Jayne Droese

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  •  Vinho Verde: Beyond the Fizz

    Aug 15th 2017

    Vinho Verde: Beyond the Fizz

    When you think of Vinho Verde, cheap and slightly spritzy probably comes to mind first. Many wine retailers carry a $10-$15 bottle of the slightly carbonated, relatively low alcohol versions which…

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  • Wine & BBQ

    Jul 14th 2017

    Wine & BBQ

    Grilling season is upon us and while it’s usually not the occasion to overthink anything, here are a few guidelines to matching smoky, grilled foods with wine plus some fun pairings to try out this…

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  •  Beautiful Wines from a Breathtaking Region

    Jun 16th 2017

    Beautiful Wines from a Breathtaking Region

    Arguably one of the most picturesque wine regions in the world, Liguria is home to seven unique DOC appellations including Riviere Ligure di Ponente, from where one of our tasty June wine club sele…

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  • Zweigelt, Austria's Sleek, Everyday Red!

    Apr 15th 2017

    Zweigelt, Austria's Sleek, Everyday Red!

    Although Austria is more famous for its peppery Grüner Veltliners and complex Rieslings, its most widely planted red grape "Zweigelt “ (TSYVE-gelt) is a must try! For such a harsh sounding name, Zw…

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  • Rosé Wine Club is Back in Action!

    Mar 31st 2017

    Rosé Wine Club is Back in Action!

    It’s that time of year again when we begin to stock our shelves with a pretty palate of pink wines from all over the world! What’s more, I am thrilled to announce that April marks the start of o…

    Published by Jayne Droese

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