The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Primitivo – have you heard of it? You likely have, as its synonym is Zinfandel! Since I’m doing a wine profile, I won’t get into the history of that particular aspect at this time, however, I do want to introduce you to a wine that I think you’ll enjoy. If you’re the kind of wine …

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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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I’m a nerd. I’m a wine nerd for that matter, and I’m constantly birthing new ideas and entertaining possible queries on how I can engage my readers with the beautiful and intriguing wonderful world of wine! So I thought… I’m going to write about the etymology of grape varietals and their names. I soon realized …

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A few weeks ago, my partner picked up a bottle of 2010 Cline Zinfandel for us to have with our Carne Asada while we were away sailing the San Juan Islands out of Bellingham Bay in Washington. Prior to this sailing trip, actually going out and buying a bottle of Zinfandel was not on the …

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