Browse: California

Vineyards are not something we associate with cities. Check out these 3 urban vineyards that show how local wines can be a lot more local than you think.

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Santa Barbara wine country is quite literally “Sideways,”–the long tranverse valley has perfect conditions for world-class cool climate wines (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). Let’s find out what makes this region awesome.

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Today, Paso Robles is still considered by many as the wine industry’s wild west, characterized by that same rule breaking diversity and innovative spirit in which the town was founded.

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Let’s take stock of the Italo-American wines and compare them to their Italian counterparts including Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and even the rare grape Lagrein…

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Napa vs Sonoma? Perhaps a better question to ask is: “Which wine country is more your style.” The differences in the 2 regions for wines and travel.

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Just a few steps off the beaten wine trail you’ll find these fascinating pockets of less traveled wine country. The scene is low-key and the tastings are cheap (and sometimes free).

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If you love the spice notes and depth in a California Pinot Noir than the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is your dreamboat. Find out what you should be seeking out in Cali Pinot.

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If you’re fond of high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel you might want to try something from Moon Mountain AVA. Official since 2013, the AVA has great potential.

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The region silently produces almost 2 times as much wine as Napa Valley. Get a lay of the land with this up-to-date Sonoma Wine Map available as a poster.

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A fast overview of Napa Valley including updated regions and a Napa Wine Map. There are now 16 regions within Napa including the newly officiated Coombsville Appellation.

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