The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Negroamaro is a dark horse. It is one of those wines that tends to sit quietly on the shelf awaiting its next passerby. If you have had it before, then you likely think about buying it when you are standing in the Italian section of a wine store. If you haven’t, you uncomfortably look at …

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Wine is art. There is no debate on that. I refuse to even entertain the idea that it is not. First Let’s Talk Santa Barbara Wine Country With the nickname The American Riviera, how could you not want to travel here? Santa Barbara County is a vigorously growing grape region. (See what I did there?) …

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I recently returned from a two-week jaunt through Italy – one of the world’s leading producers of wine. This was a pleasure trip for me; I haven’t had a real vacation in years. Why Italy? First, my mother’s family is Italian. Capisce? Secondly, I not only wanted to jump the pond that is the Atlantic, …

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Ever have those moments where you accidentally walk in on someone’s conversation and you feel really awkward about it? Then you’re asked to join, and you get to try some amazing wine? Alright, maybe that doesn’t always happen, but I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience of some sort. This is how I met David …

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Yes, this is an unedited post. I was sitting at my computer, and I suddenly had this urge to write this. So, I thought I’d share it. Folks, I’m going informal tonight! Want to know why wine is amazing? Wine is amazing because of its mystery, its history, its bounty, and the pleasure it brings. …

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