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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines: 40 Years On The Rhone

by Laura Ness

Nov 21 2014

J. Lohr On The Rhoneby Laura Ness2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The story begins in the late 1980s, when…

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How to Host a Successful Wine Tasting Party

by Don Lahey

Nov 21 2014

Looking back at my past 40 years as a wine enthusiast, I can safely say that I’ve seen my fair share of wine tasting parties. A common theme I’ve noticed over the years is that many of the hosts of these parties tend to overthink them, and put too much…

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Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right: The Temperatures for Serving Wine

by Don Lahey

Nov 21 2014

A lot of wine enthusiasts wonder what temperature their wine should be when they open a bottle. The traditional, age-old response to the question is to serve white wines cold and red wines at room temperature. But, in this case, not only is traditional wisdom out of synch with the…

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Wine List Checkup: The Centurion Club at DFW Terminal D


Oct 11 2014

by Andrew ChalkTime was, you went to the airport to catch a flight. Now, people may make the treck to DFW just to spend time at the American Express Centurion Club. AMEX has made a move that is at once brilliant and simple. Seeing the dumbed-down, emasculated concept of a…

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Tiny Bubbles

by Elena Cawley

Sep 19 2014

Tom invited his guests in the wine cellar, and I followed them. He opened the door. It was dark. He turned on the light. “Follow me and watch your step,” Tom said. I smelled a combination of toasted oak, cedar, vanilla and yeast aromas.We went down and stood in front…

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The Grgich Hills wine label, and how it relates to the Napa earthquake

by Kevin Nelson

Sep 12 2014

Wine labels are fascinating things. They often tell stories, although the stories can be hidden from view. So it is with the label for Grgich Hills Estate which connects, in a roundabout but interesting way, to the Napa earthquake. The 6.0 earthquake that hit Napa in August is showing, once…

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South Africa's Biodiversity and Wine Initiative

by Morris Lemire

Sep 08 2014

This is the story of how the wine trade in South Africa is repositioning itself in a burgeoning world market using an innovative program called the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI). It is an optimistic story of courage and hope that has become a beacon for grape growers around the…

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Cheers to California Wine Month: A time to celebrate

by Dilva Henry Scala

Sep 06 2014

It's true, an entire month is dedicated to celebrating wines, specifically California wines. September marks the 10th anniversary of California Wine Month... A time to raise a glass and say 'Cheers!' to one of the state's signature agricultural products.As an homage to grape growers and vintners statewide, several Southern California…

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