Meet the winemakers of KEEP WINES

Keep Wines is the passion project of Jack Roberts and Johanna Jensen Roberts, focused unusual varietals (Ciliegiolo, anyone?) from unique vineyard sites. In true Vigneron tradition, Jack and Johanna are hands-on from the vineyard through to bottling. They pick their fruit on the early side, [...]

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Meet the winemakers: Belharra

For the last few years, Syrah has been one of my favorite varietals because it’s a very terroir influenced grape and can show great complexity. So, unsurprisingly, when I first tasted the Belharra Syrah from the Las Madres Vineyard I loved it. When I met co-winemakers and proprietors Anne Fogerty

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Meet the Winemaker: Leo Steen

Leo Steen is winemaker and owner of his namesake brand, Leo Steen Wines. Based in Sonoma, Leo crafts small lots (less than 1000 cases per year total!) of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Syrah from select vineyards across California.  Leo's wines will be featured in the April 2018 [...]

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Behind the Wines: Stephanie and Brian Terrizzi of Giornata

Making Italian varietals in California isn’t for the faint of heart. They don’t sell as easily as the more familiar Cab or Chardonnay, sourcing is a challenge as plantings in the state are relatively few, and historically ‘wine experts’ have been quick to dismiss these wines as poor imitations [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: David Jeffrey, of Calluna Vineyards

David is an old-school vigneron. He lives on a vineyard he planted in Chalk Hill, one of the warmer Sonoma appellations, and makes exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and blends from the vines right outside his door. But before his idyllic wine country life, David lived and worked in [...]

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10 Stocking Stuffers for Wine Lovers under $20

It's almost the big day. We're just a week away. Are you ready for Christmas?

We're not, so no judgment here. But, maybe we can help you finish up your shopping. Here are our favorite stocking stuffers for wine lovers. All are under $20 and available on Amazon Prime, so they'll arrive with time [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Kieran Robinson

Kieran Robinson Wines is a hidden gem just outside of Healdsburg, Sonoma. It's literally off the beaten path, but I think that Kieran's wines are well worth the trek along the winding roads. He makes rich, savory Syrah and surprisingly refreshing Viognier, both remenicient of the Rhone wines [...]

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5 Tips for Hosting a Great Wine Tasting at Home

It's officially cold, at least in the northeast, and that means it’s time to entertain ourselves inside. Sure, there are plenty of Netflix originals to binge (Ozark is a must), but if you're craving something a bit more interactive here's an idea: host a wine tasting.

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Meet the Winemaker: Aryn Morell, of Alleromb in Washington State

While tasting my way through Washington state on a recent trip, one winemaker’s name kept popping up: Aryn Morell. I learned that he’s one of the most sought after consulting winemakers in the state and decided to taste why for myself.  I visited his winery in Walla Walla to taste his personal [...]

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Meet the Winemaker: Andrew Latta

I first tasted Andrew Latta’s wines (Latta Wines) at the annual Taste Washington event last March. It's a huge event held in a Seattle convention center and featuring over 235 of the state's wineries and 65 restaurant. I tasted (and spit) a lot of wine over two days and 8+hrs of the Grand [...]

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