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Marriage of Wine

Marriage of Wine

Jason and Janu Goelz are the husband and wife team behind Alara Cellars and Jason Stephens Winery. Along with both of these great labels,

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Moscato Zabaglione Fail

Moscato is dessert in a glass.
I recently received this sample bottle of Moscato along with a simple, sweet Zabaglione dessert recipe. Since I don’t drink sweet

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Steele Wines

Steele, the man behind the name and even better middle name.
When you visit Steele Winery’s website, under “The Winery” tab, there’s a pull down menu with a link to “Meet Jed”. Even though he’s been in the wine business for 50 years, you immediately get the feel he’s just as humble

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CRUX 2014 GSM

Crux 2014 GSM.
Describing the wine’s dark fruit, the full body, the balance… it just wouldn’t do this bottle justice. Instead, I invite you to dust off that vintage briar wood tobacco pipe. Light a fire. No, not gas, a real fire. Mesquite. Push the logs around, get it going. Now,

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Dawn’s Dream

Dawn’s Dream.
Dawn’s Dream is an elegant rosé made of Pinot Noir. While the label may entice you to spoil yourself by taking an indulgent bubble bath with a glass of dreamy wine, the true message is all about giving back.

Giving back.
Dawn Galante, Proprietor and COO of Dawn’s Dream Winery, has

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Priorat, T’estimo Molt!

Priorat, I do love you. 
And, I miss you. Your wine was soul hugging. Your rolling green hills, with perfectly terraced vineyards was like driving through a painting… and, I wanted to stay forever (except for the summer, which I hear gets ridiculously hot).

Tarragona.
Taking the C-32 from Barcelona to Falset (so Californians),

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Remembrance

Remembrance.
As we approach the new year and get ready to say goodbye to 2018, I’ve decided to focus on the good things (because there were plenty of negatives, especially politically, weren’t there!?). Although it’s easy to think about challenging, difficult times, or how much our back hurts, it’s important to

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Verah

 

Verah, Mounts Family’s 2017 Pink Wine, is a beautiful Rhône style rosé. The clear, cran-raspberry hue is a blend of Terret Noir, Counoise, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Greneache, and Syrah.
Mounts is truly a Family Winery.
Mounts Family Winery was founded in 2005, but prior to launching this label, four generations of their family have

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Four Reasons to Love Zinfandel

Four Reasons to Love Zinfandel.
When I think of Zinfandel, my mind immediately goes to California grown Zinfandel grapes. Jammy, rich blueberry, cherry, and prune flavors with pops of spice, pepper, (and often higher ABV). However, there are exceptions to the jam. Some producers are making incredibly balanced, bright, and complex Zins!

If

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LAN: Rioja Wine You Need to Try

LAN: Growing grapes and making wine with ecological conscience.
LAN wines are estate grown and bottled in Rioja, famous for their vino tinto (red wine) using Tempranillo grapes. La Rioja is in Northern Spain, about a five hour drive or train ride from Barcelona. Bodegas LAN has been making wine in

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Sediment

Sediment
Have you ever opened a bottle of red wine, dimmed the lights, and nestled into the couch to watch a movie—only to eventually pour that last glorious glass and wish you would’ve used a decanter or filter? Ahh, sediment… no one likes being served that last bit from the bottom

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Canned Wine

Canned wine has its place.
Recently, Elizabeth from @TravelWineChick sent me a link to an article titled, “Canned Wine Sales Up 43% in America”. Even though I can clearly see how this alternative packaging would be ideal in many situations (campsites or beaches where glass isn’t allowed, etc.) I was still