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CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: March 29th, 2012
Repeal 18th Amendment It might be well into spring but a few months ago, an important date in history slowly slipped by without any announcements, ceremonies, or festivities. January 16th came and went without even a mention.  Ninety-two years ago, the 18th Amendment, named the Volstead Act, was repealed before the US Congress on January 16th, 1920.  Prior
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: March 22nd, 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab-er-nay Saw-veen-yawn) Rumor has it that if you were stuck on a small raft, marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, your mind would probably wander and you would dream about your last bottle of wine that you would sip. Hopefully while drifting, you would come upon a little island and find
CATEGORY: Wine Education   |   DATE: March 19th, 2012
Petite Sirah Petite Sirah (puh-TEET see-RAH) If a grape could speak, Petite Sirah would have plenty to say. It would tell an intriguing story that began in the Rhone Valley in Southern France in the 1870s. Created by a little know botanist, Dr. Francois Durif propagated a unique vine that was virtually fool-proof against grey rot, a
CATEGORY: News & Events   |   DATE: March 14th, 2012
Barrel Tasting Weekend The fourth annual Barrel Tasting Weekend in Livermore Valley wine country will be held March 31st and April 1st. Thirty-five wineries, located less than an hour from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, will offer samples direct from their barrels from noon to 4:30 each day. Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase many of
CATEGORY: Wine Country   |   DATE: February 24th, 2012
Top Tasting Room Questions Last time, we ranked and polled the top 10 questions asked about wine in tasting rooms everywhere and answered them in no-nonsense, easy-to-understand language with no convoluted wine-speak! We made it to number six! For the remaining top five, read on! Top Ten Tasting Room Questions of 2011   #5 What is the varietal __________(fill
CATEGORY: News & Events, Videos   |   DATE: February 23rd, 2012
Two Weekends of Wine Tasting For over three decades Wine Oh’s from across the country have headed to Northern Sonoma County to taste wine like the makers. This wine event lets you bypass the tasting room and go behind the scenes to learn winemaking 101 from the pros who say: “If you don’t like it