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Yesterday was the fortieth anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, and the world of wine and those of us who inhabit it owe a tremendous debt to Miljenko Grgich. I can think of no better way to square with that debt, and to experience history, than a visit to the +Grgich Hills Estate. There, you’re likely to meet family, fall in love with history, and taste some of the very best wines the Napa Valley has to offer.
Grgich Hills Estate Review. Regions: Napa Valley AVA, Rutherford AVA, California. Reviewed: March 10, 2016 by Mark and Sonja Published: May 25, 2016. Forty years ago, the name “Napa Valley” meant little to anyone who wasn't already living there. To those in the wine industry, it was something of ...
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+Donkey & Goat is an urban winery located in Berkeley, California. Natural wine is their focus - no, make that their obsession. While “natural” winemaking has become increasingly in vogue these days, the Brandts have been doing it, and doing it well, since day one. Just as important, the tasting room staff is fun, friendly, knowledgeable and intent on delivering a high-level of service.
Donkey & Goat Review. Region: California. Reviewed: April 1, 2016 by Martin D. Redmond Published: May 19, 2016. Donkey & Goat is an urban winery located in Berkeley, California. It's owned and operated by Jared & Tracey Brandt. Theirs is a story we've heard before, but with a “natural” twist.
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Pennsylvania's +Vynecrest Winery is a lovely place to visit when you want a bit of local history, a scenic country view, and delicious estate-grown wines.
Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery Review. Regions: Lehigh Valley AVA, Pennsylvania. Reviewed: March 6, 2016 by Kat Collins Published: May 12, 2016. Vynecrest Winery is located seven miles west of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the picturesque, rolling hills of Breinigsville. It's an unusual path to get ...
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By far, the greatest appeal of MacLaren, besides the exemplary quality of the wines, is that more often than not, Steve will be your tasting host. There are not many tasting rooms or wineries where the winemaker is directly involved in hosting guests, so it is a real treat to be able to hear the passion in his voice as he speaks about each one of his wines. Sitting on the couch, tasting and talking with Steve, you feel like you are at home. #sonoma   #winetasting   #wine  
MacLaren Wine Company Review. Regions: Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley AVA, California. Reviewed: April 2, 2016 by Elizabeth Smith Published: May 5, 2016. In March 2014, shortly after moving from Virginia to Napa, I had a cool-climate syrah moment at a Rhône Rangers public tasting.
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It was difficult reconciling my respect for Coach Vermeil with my love of Napa wines. I enjoy going to sports bars. I enjoy going to wine bars. I felt slightly out of my element in one that was clearly somehow both, however the friendly young lady staffing the room and the smiling images of Coach Vermeil hanging on the walls helped me to settle back into a plush black leather sofa and imbibe a flight of Napa reds while half-watching an NBA game on one of the flat screens. Though certainly not an idyllic destination for every wine connoisseur, Vermeil Wines is perhaps the perfect place to take the friend or spouse who lives for sports, but only reluctantly agreed to join you in wine country. ~Mark Gudgel
Vermeil Wines Review. Regions: Napa Valley AVA, California. Reviewed: March 7, 2016 by Mark and Sonja Published: April 29, 2016. As a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Coach Dick Vermeil is one of my sports heroes. He may never have brought a Super Bowl victory to my team, but he brought a ...
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Peter Mondavi (moan-dah-vee), for much of his early life Peter Mondavi (mon-day-vee), died on February the 20th, 2016, in his home in St. Helena, California, just about two weeks prior to my visit to his winery. My flights were already booked, and I had born no real expectation of meeting the legendary figure of Napa Valley viticulture and owner of the +Charles Krug Winery, the oldest in the valley. Still, as I progressed slowly up the winding drive toward the utterly massive stone structure on a rainy afternoon in early March, his absence was unmistakable.
Charles Krug Review. Regions: Napa Valley AVA, St. Helena AVA, California. Reviewed: March 9, 2016 by Mark and Sonja Published: April 22, 2016. Peter Mondavi (moan-dah-vee), for much of his early life Peter Mondavi (mon-day-vee), died on February the 20th, 2016, in his home in St. Helena, ...
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Either the value seekers are out in full force or a small change to the layout of the Napa free wine tasting article had a big impact. A whopping seven of the top ten wineries this week are Napa wineries that provide free wine tasting.
Top 10 Wineries of the Week (May 15 - 21). Welcome to this week's list of U.S. wineries experiencing the most love (or at least page views) from AWG wine lovers. Either the value seekers are out in full force or a small change to the layout of the Napa free wine tasting article had a big impact.
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Wine tasting season is kicking into gear, and this week's list highlights the fact that great wine tasting experiences can be found throughout the US. Wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania make this week's top 10 list one of the most diverse yet!
Top 10 Wineries of the Week (May 8– 14). Welcome to this week's list of U.S. wineries experiencing the most love (or at least page views) from AWG wine lovers. Some weeks there is little change from the week before, but this isn't one of those weeks. While Arizona's Caduceus Cellars and the Napa ...
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Top 10 Wineries of the Week (May 1– 7). Sonoma's MacLaren Wine Company takes the top spot!
Top 10 Wineries of the Week (May 1– 7). Welcome to this week's list of U.S. wineries experiencing the most love (or at least page views) from AWG wine lovers. Elizabeth Smith's review of Sonoma's MacLaren Wine Company earns it the well-deserved top spot for the week.
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Napa continues to dominate the Top 10 Wineries of the Week list, but wineries in Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia also grab a spot.
Top 10 Wineries of the Week (Apr 24– 30). Welcome to this week's list of U.S. wineries experiencing the most love (or at least page views) from AWG wine lovers. The Napa free tasting trio of Buehler Vineyards, Heitz Wine Cellars, and Smith-Madrone Vineyards continue their long streaks on the ...
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Top 10 wineries of the week!  Trefethen holds onto #1 and New Jersey's +Willow Creek and Maryland's +Great Frogs Winery prevent it from being a west coast sweep.
Top 10 Wineries of the Week (Apr 17– 23). Welcome to this week's list of U.S. wineries experiencing the most love (or at least page views) from AWG wine lovers. Mark and Sonja Gudgel's review of Volker Eisele Family Estate earned it the top spot for the second week in a row.
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Good quality, here, at a reasonable price, while the exclusivity of a thousand case production certainly appeals to many buyers. It’s a fun place among several fun places in downtown Carlton. My suggestion: since +Stone Griffon Vineyard is at the end of the street, make it one of your last stops. The Merlot and Syrah will stand out in contrast to all the Pinot Noir.
Stone Griffon Vineyard Review. Regions: Willamette Valley AVA, Yamhill-Carlton Region, Oregon. Reviewed: November 29, 2015 by Rob Boss Published: April 20, 2016. (Photos by Jai Soots) In what might be the smallest tasting room I've seen, Stone Griffon Vineyard greets guests in a hole in the wall ...
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