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Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine With These Food Pairings

Whether you’re enjoying brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings. No matter the season, consider a chilled rosé for such occasions. Enjoyable on its own, you can elevate the experience by picking a delicious, affordable bottle and preparing food pairings to match. To help you host, Sommelier Chantelle Pabros recommends the floral and fruity Louis Jadot Rosé 2017 ($13.99), — from the number one French wine in America — for its fresh red currant and raspberry fruit character. Serve it chilled alongside the following dishes: •...

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4 Vacation Destinations for Wine Lovers

Love wine? Build your next vacation around it! Wine regions have delicious food, beautiful views and amazing history. To select your next travel destination, get inspired by global wine brand, The Seeker, which produces wines all around the world to ensure each varietal is made in the region where it grows best. Ready to let your palate guide you? Here are four wine destinations for adventure seekers. 1. Puy de Dôme, France Puy de Dôme, in the Auvergne region of central France, boasts spectacular natural wonders, with over 80 volcanic craters, as well as mountains, valleys, volcanic lakes, plateaus...

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Top Tips for Trying New Wines

Are you ready to add something new to your standard wine repertoire? To help expand your palate, two-time James Beard Award winning sommelier, Belinda Chang, is offering some expert insight into one of her go-to varietals. “Fans of Pinot Noir should consider its hip French relative, Beaujolais, made from the Gamay grape which is still relatively unknown among American wine drinkers,” says Chang. “And like Pinot Noir, Gamay is a thin-skinned grape that generally produces bright wines with low tannins. These wines tend to exhibit red fruit and berry notes, spices from good French oak barrels and earthy characteristics.”...

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Wine Expert Offers 10 Tips to Read the Bottle Like a Pro

Everyone knows you can’t judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to wine, the label can speak volumes about what’s inside. If you’ve ever puzzled over how to decipher a wine label, you’re not alone. So much terminology. So many languages. So many options! It’s tempting to just choose the prettiest or most interesting label and hope for the best. To take the guesswork out of wine buying – and help you appreciate the wines you drink – the experts at Royal Wine have some tips on how to “read the bottle.” Gabriel Geller, VP of Public Relations...

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Santa Margherita “Behind the Vine” Summer Tour

World-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita, is proud to announce the launch of their Behind the Vine tour, bringing the Italian winery experience to U.S. consumers all summer long. As part of the drive, Santa Margherita will host a series of experiential pop-ups in key markets nationwide to showcase the essence of the brand’s Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Rosé and Prosecco Superiore wines, while encouraging consumers to celebrate al fresco entertaining during the warmer months. “Come summer, consumers are always looking for more ways to enjoy the outdoors with their friends” said Vickie Perez, Director of Marketing at Santa Margherita USA. “As such, we are bringing our unique Italian vineyard...

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Kendall-Jackson’s Farm-to-Table Dinner Series Ultimate Wine Country Experience

Kendall-Jackson’s Farm-to-Table Dinner Series, an elegant open-air feast under the amphitheater of the Sonoma County night. The dinner series takes place in Kendall-Jackson’s beautiful Wine Estate Gardens every second Saturday of the month from May through October, and the series will kick-off on Saturday, May 12. This food and wine event is the epitome of a perfect wine country culinary experience that can’t be missed by locals and travelers alike. Guests will immerse themselves in the center of the stunning gardens around a shared table hosted by Kendall-Jackson’s own wine experts, culinary staff, and master gardener – Farmer Tucker Taylor. Each...

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Wyvern Hotel Launches Wine Tasting Series

The Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Fla., announces its first Passport to Wine Grand Tasting Series, offering a tour of more than 30 different exclusive and rare wines from different regions and countries, including the U.S., France, Italy, South, America, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere. The wine tour program features six tasting stations, region specific hors d’oeuvres which complement each event’s wines, and a Bubbles Station, traveling through the hotel’s 88 Keys Restaurant, Lobby and River Room. The Wine Tour series begins on May 31, 2018 continues the last Thursday of every month, and ends on August 23, 2018....

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Malene Wines Debuts Mobile Tasting Room in a 1969 Airstream Overlander Trailer

Taking a fresh approach to the tasting room concept, Malene Wines, the newest member of Crimson Wine Group, is proud to introduce its official Malene Rosé 1969 Airstream Overlander Trailer. Reflective of the wine itself, Malene’s new mobile tasting room will be temporarily parked adjacent to Chamisal Vineyards’ tasting room in San Luis Obispo, but it can easily hit the road and head to the beach or music festivals to serve Malene Rosé on tap. “Malene is a Provençal-style Rosé from Santa Barbara. It’s a complex Rosé, true to its French roots, but grown in California,” said Malene winemaker...

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VieVité Côtes de Provence Rosé to Debut New 2017 Vintage

Though traditionally rosé brands introduce their latest vintage during the month of March, VieVité Côtes de Provence Rosé is excited to introduce the 2017 vintage, which has already reached the U.S. and is in the process of being rolled out throughout the country. VieVité, which is one of the first true Côtes de Provence rosés and currently among the top five selling brands in the rosé category, has become known over the past few years as being among the first to bring its latest vintage to market. “Changes in the climate and an earlier spring than average, has pushed...

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California Eco-Friendly Winery Events For Earth Month in April

Eco-conscious consumers have many ways to celebrate with sustainably produced wines during California’s 6th Annual Down to Earth Month in April. California wineries will be offering dozens of sustainability-focused events and activities throughout the month from Earth Day wine festivals, farm-to-glass tours and walks with the winemaker to vineyard hikes, VIP eco-tours and more. Created by Wine Institute — the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses — Down to Earth Month raises awareness about the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) Sustainable Winegrowing Program, one of the most comprehensive and widely adopted in the world, involving vineyards that grow 70 percent...

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Five Elegant Chardonnay Wines from Santa Barbara

  “Chardonnay wine is the superstar in Santa Barbara, one of the most diverse regions to produce some of the best grapes in the world,” said moderator Elaine C. Brown at the Santa Barbara Vintners Road Trip Chardonnay seminar. “The wine region is located along the coastal range of North and South America. The transverse mountain range turns fully from a north-south orientation to an east-west angle. It’s the only wine region bordering the Pacific Ocean on two sides. Clouds roll over the top of the mountains with an ocean influence.” It’s this nook with a turn in the...

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Luxurious Wines in Napa Valley: Classic Meets Modern at Hourglass Wines

As one of the premiere wine destinations in the world, Napa Valley has no shortage of excellent wineries. Besides its place as a wine and culinary mecca, it’s first and foremost a land of incredible natural beauty. The valley that extends from the town of Napa in the south to Calistoga, the narrowest point at the north, enjoys a perfect combination of warm daytime temperatures and very cool, foggy nights thanks to the valley’s proximity to the Bay Area. Add to that Mediterranean climate the rich, diverse soils of Napa Valley, and it’s no surprise that you’d be hard pressed to...

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