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17

Feb

2016

Wine Diamonds...Friend or Foe?

FEAR NOT THOSE CRYSTALS IN YOUR BOTTLE OF WINE

This has probably happened to you... You pull the cork from your bottle of Chardonnay and it looks like there are shards of glass on the cork, in your glass, or worse - in your mouth! Before you dump that delicious wine down the drain, assuming you've opened a defective bottle, let us give you a quick education in tartrate crystals... or as we like to call them, Wine Diamonds. 
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2

Feb

2016

The Art and Science of Winemaking - PART ONE

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Winemaker Theresa Heredia and Assistant Winemaker Brent McKoy sit down for an informative discussion about winemaking philosophies, and share some of their “artistic” choices that result in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great elegance and balance.
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12

Jan

2016

Days with Zahrah

Gary Farrell Winery featured in an ABC 7 Bay Area lifestyle and travel show

In September 2015, we hosted a film crew from “Days with Zahrah,” an ABC 7 Bay Area lifestyle and travel show. The Gary Farrell segment, which debuted on December 20, features interviews with winemaker Theresa Heredia and general manager Nancy Bailey, as well as a visual tour of the winery and a tasting experience with wine educator and Certified Sommelier, Lydia Stafford.
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18

Dec

2015

A Christmas Wine Guide from the Gary Farrell Elf

Bringing you great wine recommendations paired with a little holiday humor

It's tough to know what wines to gift for the holidays, or maybe just what wine you should bring to dinner when everyone has different tastes. Maybe Mom likes a big, oaky Chardonnay and you don't want to chew your wine. Here are some great recommendations to navigate your way through the family dynamics. 
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4

Dec

2015

What's That I Smell?

An Education in Aroma Compounds by Certified Sommelier Lydia Stafford

Our Wine Educator, Lydia Stafford, CS, explains why we smell different aromas in wine... no, we do not add cinnamon and mushrooms to our Pinot Noir.
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