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Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays – The Masters are Here

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The reason for our visit to Burgundy was to explore the highly acclaimed villages of the regions to become familiar with the many French wine appellations. For a region that only produces two varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir, the selection is extensive and the flavor profiles of the many AOC’s are so different.

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Among the Vineyards at Vosne-Romanée

Burgundy – C’est si Beaune

Le Cote D’Or—the golden hills of Burgundy absolutely glisten in the Fall. The leaves of some of the world’s most valued grape vines are taking their final bow before the cold winter sets in. I’d been to Burgundy once before back in 2000…exactly one year before 9/11. It was a less complicated, more innocent time to travel, especially to wine regions where we always found treasured bottles to carry back on the plane.

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The Top Texas Wine Belongs to…

Bending Branch Winery is on a roll! This boutique winery from Comfort, Texas has now won the coveted “Top Texas Wine” from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. In doing so, it’s earned the signature saddle award for the winery’s first Hill Country Estate Grown Tannat!

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New Wine Tasting for ALL the Senses at Jordan Winery

Journey to remote corners of the serene Jordan Estate to savor Jordan wines, olive oil and delectable cuisine—all paired with breathtaking views. Mere weeks ago, I returned from California with my visit to this family vineyard still fresh on my mind…

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Blending for Beginners at the Franciscan Winery!

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!

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Kutch Winery

Pinot is Prime at Kutch Wines

Ever wonder what it would be like to throw caution to the wind and follow your dreams? Imagine deciding to leave a great paying job and starting over! A couple I know did just that.

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Franciscan Winery

Franciscan Winery Wins Out!

You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.

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Mondavi Winery Garden

Garden to Table at Mondavi

The most incredible garden to table experience in Napa can be found at the historic Robert Mondavi Winery – a forerunner of vino in Napa Valley. Once there, prepare to peruse through the garden with the chef and select the ingredients that will be used for your dinner. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers …

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Two Wines Not to Miss at Mondavi

No trip to Napa would be complete without stopping here…that’s for sure! The Robert Mondavi Winery, located just off Highway 29, is home to happy faces and lots of history.

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Alpha Omega Winery

Crush – Emotions are High & Semis Nearby

Harvest is in full swing in California wine country. We just returned from an incredible shoot there! You’ll soon start seeing some of our adventures on Goodtaste.tv here, but I wanted to tell you about a unexpected bit of fun.

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Napa Wine Sisterhood

Nobody Knows Napa Like The Wine Sisterhood

I recently got a chance to meet up with one of the fun experts on Napa wines to not only talk about wine but also the town of Napa. Don’t overlook it when you visit the wine country…there’s a lot to see.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Wines

Meet the women behind the wine that just might remind you of someone you know. Who doesn’t know or have a Middle Sister! You can say that great minds thought alike when a group of creative, tenacious women pursued their passion for wine and sisterhood.

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A piece of heaven on Earth

A Piece of heaven on Earth

I recently spent an afternoon with Chris Benziger touring his family’s beautiful vineyards. The Benzigers are not only farming their grapes organically but also biodynamically.

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