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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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15 Helpful Words for Talking About Wine

The New York Times - by Eric Asimov - July 16, 2019

Here is a practical lexicon that helps to describe the elusive characteristics of wine, without eliciting eye rolls and forehead slaps.

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The Rules of Bordeaux: Demystifying France’s Classic Wine Region

Paste - by Amy Glynn - July 14, 2019

During a PowerPoint presentation at the Ecole Du Vin in Bordeaux, a mild-mannered but somewhat intense little argument has broken out regarding the calculus of terroir-specifically, between people who feel strongly that the human hand is, versus isn’t, part of what creates it. It’s not a...

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Why don’t we drink dessert wine?

San Francisco Chronicle - by Esther Mobley - July 12, 2019

Dessert wine is one of those things that wine aficionados love in theory but not in practice. Sure, we all know that Sauternes, Madeira, Tokaji and German TBA can be some of the greatest wines in the world. But how often do we actually drink...

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YOUR GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROSÉ EXPERT

QUARTZY - by Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz - July 8, 2019

The weather is warm and that cold, pink wine you passed up all winter is starting to look very appealing. Rosé season has come as it always does—first as a trickle, and then a tidal wave.

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The maker of Corona is pitching wine in a can to football fans

MARKETS INSIDER - by Theron Mohamed - July 4, 2019

The maker of Corona beer and Svedka vodka is betting football fans are the right crowd for canned wine.

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9 BBQ-Friendly Wines To Serve At Your Next Cookout

THRILLIST - by BROOKE SAGER - July 1, 2019

With the laid-back vibe, paper plates, and no-fuss dishes associated with a cookout, washing down your meal with an ice cold brewski probably feels like muscle memory. But a well-paired glass of wine can be the key to turning your casual grilled meal into a next-level gastronomic...

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California wine sales reach $40 billion in United States

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT - by BILL SWINDELL - June 26, 2019

Despite a slowdown in overall wine sales, shipments of California wine grew 3% last year in the United States to a total of 248 million cases, an industry trade group announced Monday.

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Dave Matthews Wines, Tasted and Rated by a Sommelier

THRILLIST - by ANDY KRYZA - June 23, 2019

Love it or hate it, the Dave Matthews Band is part of our pop culture fabric. From humble beginnings invading 1990s MTV with its unlikely blend of roots-adult-contemporary-mumble rock to selling out stadiums, the band has become a cultural force unto itself. Now, "Dave" has invaded the...

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What is Acidity in Wine?

WINE ENTHUSIAST - by NOELLE HALE - June 20, 2019

Ever pull a bottle of wine out of the refrigerator and notice what look like little glass shards swirling around the bottom or stuck to the underside of the cork? It’s freaky, yes, but they’re actually harmless tartaric acid crystals. Welcome to the strange world...

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How to Throw an Epic Wine-Tasting Party That’ll Impress All Your Friends

COSMOPOLITAN - by CHRISTINA AMOROSO - June 18, 2019

I LOVE wine-tasting. I plan many of my vacations around it, and my travels have taken me everywhere from Mendoza in Argentina and the Willamette Valley in Oregon to smaller, more off-the-radar regions like the North Fork of Long Island (not far from where I...

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