Archive for June, 2009

Jun 24 2009

Summertime “Good Libations”

The mild cooler days of June are seemingly gone this week as our temperatures here in Napa Valley have quickly climbed into the 80’s and might well hit 90 degrees by the end of the week.   As the temperature increases, people are spending longer hours out in their backyards in the evening.    Perhaps you are […]

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Jun 18 2009

Is it a Sin to Love Zin?

Never.    Zinfandel, or “Zin” as aficionados lovingly call it, is a red wine which has a broad spectrum of tastes.   Some are spicy, some are “jammy”, and some are as smooth as silk.    How is it that a Zinfandel can vary so drastically from one winery to another?    Why is it that these different descriptive […]

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Jun 17 2009

Let’s Go Tasting!

Published by under Wine Education

As summer heats up, the traffic up and down Highway 29 in Napa Valley increases.    People are wandering in and out of wineries, tasting wine as they go and sometimes without much wine knowledge.   Do you have to be an expert in wine before going wine tasting?   No.   Would it be helpful to know a […]

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Jun 10 2009

Viognier: Can an Otherwise Springtime Wine Carry Into Summer?

Here in Napa Valley we have been experiencing a cooler than normal summer.    This week alone, our daily high temperature is approximately ten degrees cooler than average.   As any other traditional lover of summer weather, I am longing for those warm lazy days and transitioning over to drink my traditional favorite summer wines.    But today […]

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