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California Gold Wine List

The California Gold Wine List is a searchable database of California wines that have earned Gold Medals (or higher) in various wine competitions. (Prices shown are estimates.)

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Does Soil Really Affect Wine’s Flavour?

BBC - by Alex Maltman - July 8, 2018

“Soil, not grapes, is the latest must-know when choosing a wine,” Bloomberg has proclaimed. Meanwhile, wine writer Alice Feiring has published a book which helps drinkers choose their tipple by “looking at the source: the ground in which it grows.”

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Napa Valley’s Wine Trolley whisks you on a daylong winery adventure

The Mercury News - by Allen Pierleoni - July 8, 2018

Hopping from winery to winery in the Napa Valley for tastings and tours is a bucket-list dream for the rest of the world, but it’s a convenient day trip or overnighter for us Northern Californians.

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How and why our taste in wine at restaurants is changing

The Washington Post - by Dave McIntyre - July 8, 2018

Our tastes in wine have changed over the past decade. That should be no surprise, as wine surpassed beer as our favorite tipple, rosé became a cliche (brosé, frozé, “rosé all day”), and the choices available to us have expanded, including wines from the Balkans,...

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The secret trigger that makes you reach for your favorite bottle of wine

CNBC - by Chris Morris - June 9, 2018

As wine sales continue to climb in the U.S., vintners are incorporating augmented reality and other innovations in wine label design.

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Wine Water From O.Vine Uses Extracts From Grapes To Create The Ultimate Summer Refresher

BUSTLE - by CALLIE TANSILL-SUDDATH - June 6, 2018

With summer upon us, the opportunities for drinking in the sunshine are aplenty. But, the season of outdoor happy hours and boozy brunches in the sun is not all fun and games.

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You Don’t Really Know What’s in Your Wine. These Winemakers Want to Change That.

VINEPAIR - by Christine Clark - June 6, 2018

Most of us have a pretty good idea of how we’re supposed to be eating — less sugar, more fiber, more good fats. Shop local, pay attention to labels, blah blah blah. We know the drill.

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Walmart raises a glass with private label wine

FoodDive - by Alicia Kelso - June 4, 2018

Walmart has introduced Winemakers Selection, a new private label wine collection, in about 1,100 stores across the country. The new line includes 10 private label wines sourced from wineries in California, France and Italy.

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Why You Should Be Excited About Port Wine

Bloomberg - by Elin McCoy - June 3, 2018

Are you one of those un-woke wine lovers who still think vintage port is for fusty types to sip on while harrumphing in cobwebbed club chairs? Please get over yourself in time to buy some bottles of the best vintage in years, arriving soon at...

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Rosé loves the heat — and we’re not talking about the weather

The Washington Post - by Dave McIntyre - June 2, 2018

Conventional wine wisdom tells us to pair sweet — or at least sweeter — wines with spicy foods. The heat in the food cancels the residual sugar and makes the wine taste drier.

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The Day California Wine Beat France

University of California - by Robyn Schelenz - June 2, 2018

It was May 24, 1976, when a group of wine experts took their seats in Paris, France, for two blind taste tests that pitted the vintages of France against those of California. As seasoned professionals — and almost exclusively French — assessing good wine was...

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