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Anyone who enjoys the occasional glass of wine has likely come across the problem of what to do with an unfinished bottle. When wine is exposed to oxygen, it begins to break down. Although there are benefits to letting wine breathe, the oxygen affects the wine almost immediately. Eventually, oxygenated wine will turn into vinegar. Read More

Cathy Corison, Napa’s First Woman Winemaker – Interview Cathy Corison is a pioneer and one of the first women to ever make wine in Napa Valley. When Cathy arrived in Napa 42 years ago, “it was just scratching its way out of prohibition”. This was one year after the famous “Judgement of Paris” tasting, when Read More

I’ve been a fan of Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut since I first tried it about 4-years ago, having included it in a lineup of wines in a Trader Joe’s tasting. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut is a good value wine at recommended retail of $22, but it’s a sensational value and readily available at Costco or Read More

When it comes to rosé wines, we have the Greeks to thank. Rosé, which originated in Provence about 2,600 years ago, is made from red grapes or red grape varietals. The primary difference between rosé and standard red wines is the period of time the red grape skins remain in the beverage during fermentation. Winemakers Read More

After making a careful selection of a bottle of wine, it’s vital to ensure that it is handled correctly. This can include knowing when the wine is ready to drink, storing the wine correctly, and letting it breathe before serving. The process can seem daunting, but adhering to a handful of practices will make the Read More