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17

Aug

2016

Are We Headed Toward a Wine Democracy?

WINE SCORES V. TASTE PREFERENCES

We all have unique preferences when it comes to wine. There are people who hate White Zinfandel, others dislike Merlot, and some people are “ABC” (anything but Chardonnay). While there is no right or wrong when it comes to these inclinations, it’s interesting that some wines score better than others. So what’s the average wine consumer to do when he/she cannot taste the wine in advance of purchase and is relying on scores alone? Rather than 100-point scales, with new research drinkers would only need to understand their own personal palate, which helps narrow down the overwhelming number of wine choices available in stores, online, or on restaurant wine lists.
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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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13

Aug

2015

Harvest 2015 Is Here!

High Quality But Earlier Than Ever

The entire Gary Farrell Winery team - including our talented, internationally experienced 2015 harvest interns - toasted the official start of harvest and the potential that these and all of our grapes hold for a terrific vintage.
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