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Happy Holidays – The Year in Review!

It's been quite a year and I am very fortunate for many things. As I take a look back I am not quite sure how I accomplished everything I did but without the help of family and friends, I couldn't have done anything. I did drink my share of wine, of...

Happy #NationalSangriaDay

Among all the hustle and bustle of December we have to take a moment and celebrate National Sangria Day.  Sangria is a fun and festive beverage that began in Spain.  During the 1964 Worlds Fair in New York, Spain introduced Sangria to the visitors and everyone loved...

Champagne 3 Ways

  We are well into the holiday season and I’m sure there have been many bottles of Champagne popped and more to come. Every day is a good day to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne and there are different styles of Champagne. How do you know which bottle...

Cabernet Franc East vs West

Cabernet Franc is one of my favorite grapes. I was first introduced to it as a stand alone varietal at Whitecliff Vineyards way back and immediately fell in love with it. What I liked best was the pepper burst on the finish. Cab Franc as it’s referred to...

Books for the Wine Lover this Holiday Season

Are you like me and feel like BAM it’s the holiday season and everything is rushed and crazy. You are trying to find that right gift for everyone on your list. As we are taking part in the holiday cheer and going to parties, shopping, January...

Winephabet Street F is for Furmint

Welcome to Winephabet Street F is for Furmint. Winephabet Street is a series where every month Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines and I work our way through the alphabet in exploring wine and wine regions. We learn about the history of the grape or...

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