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  • Not Your Typical Chardonnay

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  • The Best From Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast

    The Geerlings & Wade Caberbet Sauvignon is a great sipper or pair with food wine. It has a dense purple color with lush aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, spice, cigar box with a touch of oak. It's dence well-balanced, layered and rich is made by one of the top wine makers in CaliforniaThe Geerlings & Wade collection pays tribute to the Chateau rel ...

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  • Berlucchi 61 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Berlucchi ’61 celebrates its 50th anniversary of the magical year of their first wine, its creators, and the decade of optimism, experimentation and exploration. Berlucchi’s two flagship Franciacorta wines and two Cuvées, Cuvee 61 Brut and Cuvee 61 Rose, crafted exclusively for the U.S. market are fashioned from the classic sparkling wine ...

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  • Enjoy the Last Few Days of Summer with a Moscato

    Traditionally a sweet wine with a little “frizzante” (meaning light fizz), Moscato is known for its aromatic qualities and low alcohol content. Australians have been charmed by this frivolous sipper as it pairs perfectly with “brekky” as well as dessert!2011 INNOCENT BYSTANDER MOSCATOWinemaker: Steve Flamsteed & Phil SextonRegion: ...

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  • Reds Taking America By Storm

    Always daring to try new things, Botalcura produces grapes in Chile’s cooler wine regions located in the west, close to the Pacific Ocean or in the east, near the Andes Mountains. Grapes grown in cooler sites ripen more slowly, which allows the tannins to mature fully while preserving their naturally higher acidity levels, so that the finished wines ha ...

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  • Keep It Cool This Summer With A Nice Sangria

    Fariña Tempranillo makes a great sangria wineFariña has always been the fearless promoter of the region and was the initial driving force behind modernization being the first to do almost everything; the first to bring forward the harvest to September to reduce alcohol levels from 17 percent to 13 percent (the rest of the region followed him) ...

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  • Toast to Humanity International Nines & Vines Event Set

    The Toast to Humanity 10-year anniversary event, called Nines & Vines, will take place Thursday, Nov. 1 at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The event features a day of golf followed by wines and spirits pared with cuisine. After the event, participants will have the opportunity to purchase the brands at wholesale prices. Proceeds from Toast to Humanity ini ...

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  • Chateau Des Charmes

    CHATEAU DES CHARMES Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada The story of Chateau des Charmes begins over five generations ago with a family that traces its roots to the Alsace region of France and the vineyards of French Algeria. In these foreign lands, the ancestors of Paul Bosc began a heritage of fine winemaking that would serve the Bosc family for gene ...

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  • Great Wines Keep Coming Out Of The Central Coast

    The 2011 Concannon Sauvignon Blanc, Selected Vineyards is a crisp and refreshing, food-friendly wine. This wine has a brilliant straw hue with notes of gooseberry. The palate is slightly tropical with a good depth of fruit. 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard Notes: Our Selected Vineyards wines are well-loved varieties from select Central Coast vineyards and r ...

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  • A Cool Chardonnay For Those Hot Days

    The 2010 Chardonnay, Conservancy is a wonderfully expressive wine that is rich and creamy, yet fresh. Ripe fruit flavors of apple and pear lead to a hint of butter and caramel on the palate. Concannon Conservancy 2010 Chardonnay Vineyard Notes: Conservancy wines help protect precious California vineyard land from urban development, as all Conservancy win ...

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