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Nov

2016

Places to Stay in Russian River Valley

FROM CLASSIC OLD WORLD CHARM TO MODERN SOPHISTICATION

There are plenty of places to stay in the Russian River Valley with options from classic old world charm to modern sophistication. To help you out with your Russian River trip planning we’ve gathered some details below on three great places to stay.
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17

Jul

2016

What to Drink with What You Do This Summer

With this guide, you’ll be sure to make the right wine choice for your summer day

Most of you are already familiar with wine and food pairings. But, what about wine and activity pairings? Does your favorite full bodied red go with your day at the beach or would a chilled white be more appropriate? Should you bring that expensive bottle of Chardonnay to your neighbor Bob’s BBQ or to Aunt Jane’s garden party? With our summer wine and activity guide, you’ll be sure to always make the right wine choice, no matter what you have planned for the day.
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15

Jun

2016

Does Your Wine Glass Really Matter?

Is the overwhelming variety of glass shapes just marketing hype or is there science to it?

If you have been wine tasting recently, or shopping for new glassware, you may have noticed an overwhelming variety of glass shapes and styles. Some people think it’s only the wine that matters, and that the abundance of glassware is just marketing hype to increase sales. They believe that the wine will taste the same out of any vessel; whether it’s a mason jar, coffee mug, straight from the bottle, or the “appropriate” glass for that particular style of wine. However, according to Claus Riedel, the specific shape of the glass helps a wine drinker to pick up every aroma of the wine and also direct the wine to the exact part of the mouth that would allow him/her to taste that wine best.
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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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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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