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Taste Napa Valley – Learn By Drinking course

Start learning today about Napa Valley wines through a guided tasting course with wine expert Madeline Puckette.

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Opening 40-Year-Old Wine (Video)

Opening old vintage wine is a once in a lifetime experience. Here are some things we learned while opening 40 year old wine. Get ready for a few surprises!

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Tasting Challenge: American Cabernet Franc

A lesser known yet equally delicious wine from Napa – Cabernet Franc – is this week’s tasting challenge. Jump in to learn more.

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Tasting Challenge: California Roussanne Blend

Even for white wine lovers, Roussanne is rarer than you’d expect. Dive in to discover the role this grape plays in the wines you love.

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Huge First Step: Dynamic Guides To The World of Wine

Let’s take a closer look at Wine Folly’s new Region Guides and wine tasting courses!

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Tasting Challenge: American Pinot Noir Rosé

This tasting challenge looks at Pinot Noir Rosé and defies the age-old myth that loving rosé wine is only for basic wine drinkers.

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Tasting Challenge: California Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the chameleon of wine. You can discover wines that explain exactly why it’s popular, right as it hits your palate.

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Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon Gets a New Wine Region

The new wine region is located within the Willamette Valley, west of Salem. Here’s what you should know about Van Duzer Corridor and its wines.

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of the Willamette Valley

Considering a trip to Oregon wine country? Get tips on where to taste, stay, as well as what you need to know before your visit.

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Lodi Wine Guide (with Maps)

Lodi is a treasure trove of old vines and forgotten wine varieties. If there is one grape variety that defines Lodi wine, it’s Zinfandel.

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Columbia Valley: Washington’s Biggest Wine Region

This guide to the Columbia Valley AVA will quickly get you up to speed on what wines are worth seeking out and what you should know about Washington wine.

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The 10 Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

After compiling the highest-rated Napa Valley wineries on TripAdvisor and Yelp, a Napa valley resident and winery owner visited each one to find out if they lived up to the hype.

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18 Washington Wines to Freak Out About

Washington is still very much a frontier of winemaking on the West coast. Here’s what’s worth getting excited about from an insider’s perspective.

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Central Coast Wine: The Varieties, Regions, and More

Central Coast is a large encompassing American Viticultural Area (AVA) that extends from the south of San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara. This region does happen to produce some of California’s most intriguing, up-and-coming wines.

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Beyond Napa: The Lesser Known North Coast Wine Regions

Get to know two great alternatives to Napa and Sonoma that are right next door. Mendocino and Lake Counties are the up-and-coming wine regions to know.

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4 US Wine Trips for Adventurers

Wine travel doesn’t have to high-brow (or extremely expensive) to be awesome. Point in case, here are 4 US wine travel spots where you can find cheap hotels, cheap tastings, small communities, and alternative things to do.

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Treasure Map of West Coast Syrah

The west coast of the United States offers several pristine climates for producing outstanding Syrah wine. See where they grow best and learn about the unique wines from each region.

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Get to Know Walla Walla Wine

This small wine region straddles the Oregon-Washington border and offers some of the best examples of Syrah in the United States.

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Tips On Finding The Best Oregon Pinot Noir

Here are some useful tips on how to consistently find great Oregon Pinot Noir. The region can be somewhat elusive to explore, fortunately, here is a tip that will get you on the right track

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3 Urban Vineyards Show That Anything is Possible

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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An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

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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Inside New York Wine Country

New York has a long history of wine production, boasting both America’s first bonded winery in the Finger Lakes region. Find out about New York wine country, what to seek out and where to go explore.

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Understanding Paso Robles Wine (w/ Maps)

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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8 Alternative Wine Trails of California

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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