The revelation of ‘Acid Trials’ isn’t new to the wine world or to the Merriest of Pranksters, Ken Kesey. The question -is it a sour relationship or a mouth watering seduction? Either opinion is just that, personal taste – our only conviction, we’ll never dose you with dull vibes. Join me on this leggy journey to uproot the truth, myths and mysteries of acidity

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Planning a big party, whether it’s a milestone birthday or family reunion, is understandably stressful. It’s one thing getting everyone to show up, and the other issue is how to accommodate the entire crew. Fortunately, the new Vista Collina can handle all of those concerns. The property is a mini community, offering visitors an abundance of amenities like Fivetown Grocery

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As a brand owner, you don’t want to infringe another producer’s intellectual property, especially in connection with the launch of a new brand. “I’ve seen entire businesses fold within months of a product launch, after they spent a ton of money on marketing, but not enough on vetting and securing their own branding,” notes Dawson. “All it took was one trademark infringement lawsuit, and they lost their entire business.”

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I am learning just how influential Morgaen Lee’s landscape is on the grapes that eventually become wine. Shadows cast by the valley’s bordering hills dictate direct sun exposure, while vines growing up the hillside are affected by temperature.

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So you want to make some wine? Good on you. There is no better way to learn about wine than to make it.
But let’s say that, like many of us, you lack the capital to invest in prime vineyard land, superior winemaking facilities, fancy consultants, brand designers and distributors. Welcome to the club. Fortunately there is a way to dip a toe into the wine world and make your own wine without spending a fortune. And great wine at that.

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Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, Passport Approved Tour, Blue Note Napa, Heritage Eats and Hampton Inn & Suites are hosting this night of music, food and wine as a kick-off fundraiser for the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance, to support the Arts Education Master Plan for local public schools.

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Dear Cabby- It’s been over a decade and the shadow cast by Sideways still has me averting eye contact when mentioning Merlot. Fear. Shame. Scandal. How long must I wear this scarlet letter? Hopelessly devoted, Petra in Pomerol   Petra, It’s time to cast away the chains. For years, those who sipped Merlot, did so […]

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