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Wine Quiz Question
Which Burgundy AOC is permitted to use Sauvignon grapes?
A. Saint-Bris
B. Volnay
C. Saint-Aubin
D. Tonnerre
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Calendar of Events
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Jan 30
(Fri)
NEW - Chef and Somm Series at Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa | Silverado Resort and Spa
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Jan 30
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Jan 30
(Fri)
Back Room Blow Out LX
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Jan 31
(Sat)
Fourth Annual Micro-Winery Open House @ Inspiration Vineyard
Santa Rosa | Inspiration Vineyards & Winery
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Jan 31
(Sat)
Hops for Horses
Petaluma | Lagunitas Brewery VIP Loft
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Feb 01
(Sun)
NEW - Superbowl Party in The Grill at Silverado Resort
Napa | Silverado Resort and Spa
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Feb 01 -
Feb 07

NEW - Cabernet Lover's Tasting
Napa | ZD Wines
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Feb 03
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 05
(Thu)
The Great Grape Study: CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 06
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 06
(Fri)
Taste Tour of Spain at Back Room Wines
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 07
(Sat)
Wine & Chocolate Walk
Benicia | First Street in Downtown Benicia
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Feb 07
(Sat)
Winter Winemaker Lobster Feed at Markham Vineyards
St Helena | Markham Vineyards
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Feb 07
(Sat)
Flora Springs Trilogy Release Festival
St. Helena | Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards
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Feb 07
(Sat)
Chocolate! Cooking Class at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co.
Fairfield | Il FIorello Olive Oil Company
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Feb 07 -
Feb 13

Bottled Poetry at St. Supery Estate
Rutherford | St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery
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Feb 08
(Sun)
Somm Essentials with San Francisco Wine School
San Mateo | Viognier- the Restaurant at Draeger's
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Feb 10
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 11
(Wed)
Wines & Vines Oak Conference 2015
Napa | 500 First (formerly Copia)
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Feb 11
(Wed)
NEW - Valentine's Wine Walk in the Gourmet Ghetto - Public School
Berkeley | North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto
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Feb 12
(Thu)
The Great Grape Study - SANGIOVESE
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 12
(Thu)
Wines of the Loire Valley by Women for WineSense
Napa | Backroom Wines
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Feb 13
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 13 -
Feb 15

Masters and Makers @ Meritage
Napa | The Meritage Resort and Spa
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Feb 13
(Fri)
Southern Rhone Valley Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 13 -
Feb 15

Grgich Hills Estate’s 3rd Annual Wine and Chocolate Fe
Rutherford | Grgich Hills Estate
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Feb 14
(Sat)
WSET Level 3 ONLINE Wine & Spirits Certification w/Napa Vall
Any City | Napa Valley Wine Academy ONLINE Classroom
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Feb 14 -
Feb 15

An Olive Odyssey
Sonoma | Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
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Feb 14
(Sat)
The Royal Hearts Gala
Calistoga | Castello di Amorosa
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Feb 14
(Sat)
Pick Up Party - Come Fall in Love at Tedeschi Family Winery
Calistoga | Tedeschi Family Winery
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Feb 14
(Sat)
Cooking with Julie - Chocolate Truffle Workshop
Napa | Napa
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Feb 15
(Sun)
Cooking Class at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co: Celebrating our D
Fairfield | Il FIorello Olive Oil Company
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Feb 15
(Sun)
Valentine Celebration - Luxury Champagnes
Tiburon | Tiburon Lodge, Tiburon (a few minutes north of the
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Feb 17
(Tue)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 17 -
Feb 20

The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Nap
St. Helena | Meadowood Napa Valley, CIA Greystone
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Feb 18 -
Feb 21

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) 4-Day Intensive Exam Prep
Napa | Napa Valley Wine Academy
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Feb 19 -
Feb 21

Wine Crawl In Napa Valley
Napa | Andaz Hotel
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Feb 19
(Thu)
Women for WineSense Volunteer Corps!
Sonoma | Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
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Feb 20
(Fri)
Cooking with Julie - Oxbow Market Tour and Cooking Class
Napa | Oxbow Public Market
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Feb 20
(Fri)
NEW - White Burgundy - Taste the Different Regions at Back Room Wi
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 21
(Sat)
Salvador School's Starry Night Auction Event
American Canyon | Chardonnay Golf Club
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Feb 23 -
Feb 24

Wine Lovers Boot Camp - Taste Like a Pro
Saint Helena | Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Rudd C
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Feb 23
(Mon)
Certified Specialist of Wine ONLINE w/ San Francisco Wine Sc
Anytown | The Virtual Classroom of San Francisco Wine School
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Feb 25
(Wed)
Winemaking Roundtable Meeting
Sonoma | Gundlach Bundschu Winery
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Feb 26
(Thu)
NEW - The Great Grape Study - PINOT NOIR
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 27
(Fri)
NEW - Aperitif & Digestif Tasting at Back Room Wines
Downtown Napa | Back Room Wines
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Feb 28
(Sat)
NEW - Pork Cookery
Fairfield | Il FIorello Olive Oil Company
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Q&A - Answered by Our Expert
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starting a Wine Venue in Gonzales TX
can you give me any advise for start up of a Wine Tasting Venue in Gonzales TX. I would like a home based business but could rent a historic building in town. There is nothing like this in our town. But many people who have requested someone opening one. I would appreciate your advice.

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Wine Article
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Numerical Wine Rating Scales
By: Bernard Kenner

Can an 85 point wine be more enjoyable than a 95 pointer? If you’ve been around the wine block a few times, you’re probably thinking, “It depends….” Lots of things besides the raw number come into play. Who did the assessments, how old was the wine, am I drinking it today, where is it from, what am I going to eat with it, or just have it by itself? Feel free to add anything else.There are so many subjective and objective factors going into a score, that without looking at an accompanying paragraph of descriptors, and knowing something about the tastes of the rater, it’s only a gross approximation if you are going to like or appreciate the wine that got a good score from someone else.Let’s take a look at the systems that are currently in use and what the numbers are trying to convey.100 point scale: In actuality a 50 point range, because that’s the lowest score. This is used by Robert Parker, Cellar Tracker, Wine Enthusiast and too many others to list. It ...

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Wine Quiz Answer
A. Saint-Bris

Saint-Bris consists of about 250 acres situated near Burgundy's Chablis region. Saint-Bris is an oddity among Burgundy AOCs because it permits wine made from Sauvignon grapes (both Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris are allowed), rather than Chardonnay or the Aligoté. As of 2014, Saint-Bris is the only Burgundy AOC to allow Sauvignon grapes.


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