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A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Oregon Chardonnay

Who wants more chardonnay?

OK, OK, calm down.

One of every five bottles of wine sold in the United States is chardonnay. With nearly 100,000 acres planted to the variety, California is meeting much of that demand. France, Italy, Chile and several other wine regions also are helping...

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Pinot on the River Runs Through Healdsburg on October 26th!

Sep 22, 2014
Pinot on the River Runs Through Healdsburg on October 26th!

Pinot on the River  is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, California. Guests of the event can sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as the festival focuses on limited productionWest Coast Pinot Noirs. Sunday’s Pinot Noir Grand Tasting will feature over 100...

Finding Our Way Now
Natural vs Synthetic Wine Corks-Who Wins?: #Wine

Have ever thought about wine corks? One of the most common questions I got at the wineries I worked had very little to do with the wine. It was this: Which are better… natural corks or synthetic corks? This is quite the tricky question, and I’d usually have to dance around the answer.

The post...

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Kathryn Hall 2011 Cabernet Release Party: My Heaven on Earth!

Sep 20, 2014
Kathryn Hall 2011 Cabernet Release Party: My Heaven on Earth!

The Cabernet Gods looked upon St. Helena with a smile on their faces last Saturday. It was the setting of the Kathryn Hall Release Party, and the release of the Kathryn Hall 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. The ticketed party was mostly held on the great lawn at HALL Wines, featuring several stations to taste wine...

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Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Sep 16, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Last Thursday evening turned out to be pretty uncomfortable (weather-wise) at the start of the Todd Taylor Wine Dinner at Vierra Farms, but soon enough The Supper Club Fine Catering refreshed guests with a slightly chilled Tempranillo (2012 “Holland Landing” to be exact) and a trio of appetizers: Delta Crawfish Corn Dogs with Lemon...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: How hand sorting saved 2011 in Rutherford

Winemakers in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley have a golden opportunity to add the first fresh and meaningful term to wine labels in decades, but they’re blowing it.

At least, I have yet to see “Hand Sorted” on a bottle of wine from Rutherford, or anywhere else, for that matter.

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Cavegrrl
Sax on the River, a benefit for the Karla J. Williams Foundation is Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sep 14, 2014
Sax on the River, a benefit for the Karla J. Williams Foundation is Saturday, October 11, 2014

If you’re a fan of listening to live smooth jazz while sitting by the water with a nice glass of wine or two, I have got the premier event for you! Sax on the River is a contemporary jazz benefit concert held to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Karla J...

Finding Our Way Now
Good Cup Of Coffee: #Beverage

For those of us who love coffee, finding or making a good cup of coffee is a constant quest. Many moons ago I made a decision to find a way to make a GOOD cup of coffee at home. I didn’t have the time or resources to always go to Starbucks, and I got...

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Nevada City Uncorked: Walk this Way for a Unique Food and Wine Tasting

Sep 9, 2014
Nevada City Uncorked: Walk this Way for a Unique Food and Wine Tasting

Last Saturday, Andy and I went up to Nevada City for a food and wine event called Nevada City Uncorked. It was held in historic downtown Nevada City and featured a robust sampling of local Foothill wines and food studded along 40 local businesses all within walking distance. We didn’t hit all the stops,...

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Dunne on Wine: Fiddlehead Cellars

The role was small, but the performance was so bright and fluid it opened the cellar door for countless cameos on other Hollywood sound stages over the past decade.

“It’s the props people. They’ve carried on the legacy. Whenever they’re on a set that calls for wine, they say, ‘We love...

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