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Four things to know about Merlot

Who is it? This smooth, fleshy, and velvety red grape, a native of Bordeaux, is best known for its use in blends to round out wines; however, Merlot on its own can give delicious, easy-to-drink wines, with lots of intense and sensuous fruit. 575 more words

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Today's Wine Review

Spring is well under way with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Sitting around soaking up some sun and gentle breezes also includes sipping lighter wines. Red wine is always in for some, but spring and summer offer lighter fare, more salads, grilled chicken and chilled beverages. 216 more words

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Spring Wine Dinner

This past Saturday night, we attended our wine clubs (Friends of the Vine) Spring Wine Dinner featuring Rodney Strong Vineyards.    Wine dinners are one of my favorite things in the world and if given the opportunity to attend a wine dinner I will do anything in my power to make sure I am there. 634 more words

Live Unfolded's Wine Country Chronicles: Perspective

Nature always gives me perspective on life. Yesterday, we started our day at Armstrong State Park to see these magnificent redwood trees. Thousands of years old, withstanding all of mother nature’s fury, yet still strong and tall. 221 more words


Today's Wine Review

I am the adventurous one in our marriage. If I left the wine choices up to Mitch, we would be drinking a Ruffino Chianti Classico Reserva for our red wine choice or a fume blanc for a white wine choice. 192 more words

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Carpe Vinum: Passport to Catalonia

Another one of my Carpe Vinum girlfriends is dusting off her passport — she’s on her way to  Barcelona, Spain.  So . . .  the theme for Carpe Vinum this month was  992 more words