Monthly Archives: October 2012

How cork is made

Ever wonder how those corks that seal a wine bottle are made? Here is a link to an article that is subtitled "An illustrated guide to the cork production process".











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Grape harvesters rush to beat the rain

Randi Rossman of The Press Democrat has a good story about the rush to get the grape harvest done before the winter rains start. Rossman reports that "By midnight Sunday, Sonoma County grape experts predicted about 80 percent of the year's overall crop would be picked.











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Pumpkin Fondue

A beautiful roasted outside, pairs with the tender pumpkin flesh inside for a velvety experience as you scoop it out with toasted baguette and pair with the Eric Ross Pinot Noir and the Foggy Valley Pinot Noir. Serve with crusty bread for dipping and scooping or provide spoons for scooping the baked flesh from the…
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Sonoma County: Top Wine Destination in the United States

"Sonoma County may not produce as much wine as nearby Napa, but what it lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in variety. You’ll find everything from Chardonnay to Zinfandel here, and TripAdvisor travelers love the laid-back, unpretentious vibe of the wineries. After a strenuous day of wine-tasting, spoil yourself at one of the many local spas."











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Winding down summer on the Russian River

Yesterday I was winding down summer on the Russian River. Sitting there sipping a chilled glass of Praxis Viognier. Friends of mine just moved to Missouri and were talking about how hot it was and they were having trouble finding good wines.











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