Archive for the 'Sauvignon Blanc' Category

Nov 07 2012

Wine Education on the Road

  In continuation with the current theme of giving a glimpse of my wine and culinary adventures this summer, this week’s article takes us to Salem, Massachusetts where anyone’s wine knowledge can be expanded.   Salem, Massachusetts, located north of Boston, is well known for the witch trials of 1692, its historic buildings, its museums […]

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Oct 05 2011

Welcomed Simplicity With Sauvignon Blanc

  This growing season in Napa Valley has not been without its challenges.  Rain and cooler temperatures visited the valley early in the season and growers watched breathlessly hoping that “shatter” would not happen.   The summer then progressed far cooler than average.   Yields are less, yet flavors should be more concentrated without high sugar levels, […]

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Nov 17 2010

Wines to be Thankful For

This past week Napa Valley has received the gift of unseasonably warm temperatures with seemingly never ending warm rays of sun.   The leaves on the grape vines have peaked and in certain American Cultural Areas (“AVAs”) such as Yountville and Carneros, autumnal colors literally carpet the landscape.   Wandering in among the vines, (as depicted in […]

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Jul 07 2010

Beat the Heat With Sauvignon Blanc

  As temperatures rise and seemingly hang naturally in the 90 degree range and heavy humidity holds much of the nation hostage, each has his or her own arsenal to combat the dog days of summer.   In the world of wine, however, when long heat waves take hold, red wine is left to cellar and […]

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Jan 06 2010

Good Aged White Wine

Stop scratching your head.   Stop wrinkling your nose.   Good aged white wine?  Could it be possible? Visit countless wineries and you will hear the same advice repeatedly:   “Drink your white wines young, maybe one or two years post release.”    And generally, this advice is true.  However, there are some white wines which can be aged […]

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