The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

The fires were definitely burning on the night of the Rodney Strong Vineyards dinner at Black + Blue Restaurant as part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. As one proceeded off of the elevator onto the rooftop patio, a buzz of anticipation greeted eager wine loving guests. About the Winery Hailing from Sonoma County in California, …

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It took a lot of courage not to dive into tasting the Grand Cru Alsatian wines that sat before me during the most recent Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California. Representing Wines of Alsace, wine educator May Matta-Aliah, DWS, stood before a packed room ready to share not only her love of these wines, but all …

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Lodi may be full of Zinfulness, and be the largest grape growing area in California at 110,000 acres, but Acquiesce Winery is breaking down preconceived notions about the AVA, and is surrendering itself to being a stand-alone, small-production winery. What Does it All Mean? According to dictionary.com, the word “acquiesce” is a verb meaning to “submit or …

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I Have a Crush on Lodi

Valerie Stride, WSET ADV Certified

The 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California has officially ended, and I can tell you I was left with a little more love for Lodi than I had before. During wine training courses, lots of knowledge is imparted on eager learners, but one thing I do recall learning about Lodi is that it was …

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“Success of Prosecco is due to its versatility,” stated Giulia Pussini, “[and] it has a long history [which] started in 1876. Production has improved, and success [has been seen with this style of wine] in the last two decades.” Essentially, Prosecco has enjoyed a global uplift in the last little while. Giulia was visiting from Veneto, …

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