A conversation with the winemakers: Matt Nagy & Ben Brenner

Last month I sat down to chat with Matt Nagy and Ben Brenner, owners/winemakers of Benevolent Neglect, a micro-winery making exceptional wines sourced from select vineyards in Napa and Mendocino. As their winery's to-the-point name implies, Matt and Ben believe in minimal intervention winemaking. [...]

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National Rosé Day! Three ways to drink pink.

With all new food and beverage crazes, eventually comes a national 'holiday' and, starting last year, the second Saturday in June became National Rosé Day. We don't need an excuse to drink rosé, but we'll take it, so here are three ways you can drink pink:

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A conversation with March Cellars owner & winemaker: Ashley Trout

You started in the wine industry very young, how did that come about?

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Meet the Winemaker: Palmer Emmitt

Friends don’t let friends drink bad wine—and great friends help you find the good stuff. So, on a friend’s recommendation, I headed out to Sonoma last fall to investigate Judge Palmer.  It was a misty Sunday, just after harvest when the air in wine country is filled with the delicious smell of wine [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Blair Guthrie

Blair Guthrie is an artist at heart, but before wine was his canvas—before he even learned the difference between Pinot and Petite Sirah—he was a graphic designer. He had grown up surrounded by vineyards on New Zealand’s South Island, but had no real connection to it (back then he was ‘a beer and [...]

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Last minute gift ideas (not just wine!)

It’s just days before Christmas, so naturally I am still shopping for gifts. Without fail, and despite the fact that stores have been decorated for months, Christmas seems to sneaks up on me later and later every year. But, thanks to the magic of gift certificates and Amazon Prime, it is almost [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Ryan Deovlet

“Either give me wine or leave me alone.” That’s the Rumi quote that most wine lovers are familiar with, but let me acquaint you with another: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”

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On Pulling Corks

Wine is an ever-evolving living thing, but once you pull the cork on a bottle you’ve kicked off a more rapid transformation. You can pump out the air, or use any number of wine preservation gadgets to try to slow the progression, but there’s no going back. That wine is forever changed.

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