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Friday, July 13, 2018

Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California

Why should you come to Healdsburg and what fun can be had in town? Well, if you like to eat, drink, and shop there is plenty to do in Healdsburg with most of it within walking distance.

The town has gotten numerous glowing reviews from travel and wine writers over the past few years. Here's the latest from Vogue.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Beer is Flat

Okay, beer sales are flat. The incredible growth in the craft beer business couldn't go on forever. The American beer conglomerates, basically Anheuser-Busch and Miller-Coors, have been shrinking in share to beers with flavor. Who is winning in this battle? It appears wine.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Visiting Sonoma County This Summer? How to Pack

The weather in the Northern California wine country is not typical of most of the country.
Lots of visitors aren't prepared for the variable temps. If it seems a little crazy just remember the climate here is why we make such fantastic wine.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fourth of July in Sonoma County

Here are the happenings for the mid-week holiday around the county. Lots of fireworks shows, of course.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Wine Quotes

Some thought-provoking quotes concerning wine because after a couple glasses you can get quite philosophical and brilliant at the same time! Not to mention having great dance moves.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Looking for Vegan Wine? Good Luck

Yes, people are quite picky about what they will eat. It might be because consuming a certain thing might actually be deadly or it might be a life choice.

So, is there such a thing as vegan wine? I'll tell you right away, no. But then, do you think every salad you've ever eaten is vegan? You mean a tiny insect has never snuck past the washing of the greens and down your throat? Packaged foods have no insect parts? LOL

Monday, June 25, 2018

Cool vs. Warm Climate Wines

You hear wine industry folks brag about their cool climate wines, especially when it comes to grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. You don't hear much bragging about warm climate wines even though places like (most of) Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Lodi are definitely warmer growing areas.

Besides temperature you have to consider elevation, winds (warm or cool), cloudiness, rainfall, and humidity. Here we're just going to look at the differences between warm and cool climates. These descriptions are all generalizations as there are always exceptions.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Put a Quick Chill on Your Wine

It's getting to be that time of year when you want a nice, chilled white wine, take a little warmth out of that bottle of red wine, or maybe cool down some beer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Common Wine Flaws

Wine is a fragile beverage and things can happen to spoil it. These are the common problems, how to recognize them, and what you can do.

Monday, June 18, 2018

How to Get a Job in the Wine Biz

Let's say you want to be in the wine (or beer) business. You may not be interested in the production side (winemaking, cellar work), but more in running the business. This gives you a nice career path with an office job and something that's still transferable to other industries. Alcohol production is still a business like any other with requirements for leaders and people that understand such things as the supply chain, marketing, finance, and the laws.