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Get To Know A Grape: Zinfandel

Zinfandel (‘Zin’ for short) is widely known as the “American grape”, although it originated elsewhere. Most historians now agree that the grape’s roots are in Croatia and that it’s the same grape variety, at least genetically speaking, as Italy’s Primitivo.  Zinfandel was introduced in California as early as the 1800s and is currently the third most planted variety behind Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.  

Zinfandel is planted pretty much everywhere...

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Perfect Wine Gifts for Everyone on your Holiday list

We know you have to holiday shop for all types of personalities, so we’ve put together a list to help you pick out the perfect bottle of wine for each one of your friends and associates. Whether you’re buying for your supremely wine-geeky buddy or your old school “it’s all in a name” boss, we’ve got you covered. What...

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Get to Know a Grape: Tempranillo

Welcome to our new series of blog posts that will help familiarize you with grape varieties from around the world, particularly grapes that are doing well – or are up and coming – in California. For our first installment, we’ll be talking about Tempranillo, a grape variety that produces medium to full-bodied red wines.

Tempranillo is a thin-skinned red grape, lending to its...

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