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Elizabeth Smith
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After traveling in a tour bus along curvy Spring Mountain Road, which changes to Saint Helena Road at the Napa and Sonoma County line and leads to the far-removed estate, I knew I had discovered a remarkable location for grape growing and winemaking.…
After traveling in a tour bus along curvy Spring Mountain Road, which changes to Saint Helena Road at the Napa and Sonoma County line and leads to the far-removed estate, I knew I had discovered a …
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I haven’t been reviewing as many standalone wines lately as I’ve been focusing more on experiences, especially winery experiences for American Winery Guide. I have TEN winery reviews in the queue for publication, so stay tuned for those to go live…
I haven’t been reviewing as many standalone wines lately as I’ve been focusing more on experiences, especially winery experiences for American Winery Guide. I have TEN winery reviews in…
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Yesterday, I participated in a Facebook dialogue about the relevance of wine blog awards. Someone commented, Wine blogging is still a thing? I replied yes with a quick why. But, more about that reply later. Wine blogging, or as I like to call it, wine…
Yesterday, I participated in a Facebook dialogue about the relevance of wine blog awards. Someone commented, Wine blogging is still a thing? I replied yes with a quick why. But, more about that rep…
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If I could describe my life in one word, it would be travel. My life is replete with literal and figurative journeys. Therefore, when I saw this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC25) topic, travel, I immediately thought, this is who I am. When…
If I could describe my life in one word, it would be travel. My life is replete with literal and figurative journeys. Therefore, when I saw this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC2…
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Variable climate and weather greatly influence vintage characteristics, for better or for worse, but an exemplary vineyard management and winemaking team are capable of turning a “bad” vintage into beautiful wines by the choices they make during the…
Variable climate and weather greatly influence vintage characteristics, for better or for worse, but an exemplary vineyard management and winemaking team are capable of turning a “bad” vintage into…
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As promised in my previous post for Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #24 (#MWWC24 – have you voted yet?) there will be fewer isolated sample reviews and more meaningful experience reviews, so that wines I taste have both a story and a better sense of time…
As promised in my previous post for Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #24 (#MWWC24 – have you voted yet?) there will be fewer isolated sample reviews and more meaningful experience reviews, so t…
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The Opportunity When I was invited by Visit Lodi to spend a weekend there, I jumped at the chance. I love to travel. I also love dispelling stereotypes and delving into a new place. When Lodi is mentioned, often people think zinfandel. Lodi is more than…
The Opportunity When I was invited by Visit Lodi to spend a weekend there, I jumped at the chance. I love to travel. I also love dispelling stereotypes and delving into a new place. When Lodi is me…
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I had the great honor of being selected as the lead blogger for Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer virtual tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. As detailed in my preview post, I’ve been tasting Villa Maria wines since 2012 across multiple vintages and they…
I had the great honor of being selected as the lead blogger for Villa Maria’s First Sip of Summer virtual tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. As detailed in my preview post, I’ve been …
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As some of you know, I am a relatively new wine geek after a pivotal wine moment in 2008 that led me to taste and learn more about wine, eventually landing me in Napa, California with a new career in the wine business. This website and many virtual…
As some of you know, I am a relatively new wine geek after a pivotal wine moment in 2008 that led me to taste and learn more about wine, eventually landing me in Napa, California with a new career …
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Six months later, I finally found myself in the tasting lounge with winemaker and Scotsman, Steve Law. He said to me, “Did you know you have an accent?” My reply, “No, you have an accent.” The ice was broken and from that point on, I was enamored with the…
Six months later, I finally found myself in the tasting lounge with winemaker and Scotsman, Steve Law. He said to me, “Did you know you have an accent?” My reply, “No, you have an accent.” The ice …
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    Recently I had the opportunity to participate in DolceVita Safari’s first Sonoma Day Camp. I had previewed the itinerary on my blog a few weeks ago. Now it’s time for the scoop. The day of the event could not have been more beautiful, sunny and…
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in DolceVita Safari’s first Sonoma Day Camp. I had previewed the itinerary on my blog a few weeks ago. Now it’s time for the …
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Organizing your life around what feels good is the single wisest choice you can make. ~ Kate Northrup For me, the word pleasure goes beyond the sensual and sexual meaning. It means being happy, content, satisfied, and joyful. For about four years, I have…
Organizing your life around what feels good is the single wisest choice you can make. ~ Kate Northrup For me, the word pleasure goes beyond the sensual and sexual meaning. It means being happy, con…
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New York Winter Wine Fest | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Thirsty Girl LIVE Tour is in high gear, this weekend we're in Boston and on February 4th we'll be in the greatest city on earth ... New York

TGTaste: Sponsored Twitter Chats with Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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What is TG Taste? TGTaste are sponsored Twitter chats which are hosted by Thirsty Girl.  You can follow along here with any #TGTaste. For TG

Jean K. Reilly | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Jean K. Reilly MW is the Wine Director for the Morrell Wine Bar, Head Thirsty Girl's favorite post-Today Show bubbles spot. Jean is a 10-yea

DeeDee Potts - Providence Media
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DeeDee Potts, owner and director of Pilates West Bay in East Greenwich, says she has always been “a mover.” Growing up in an active family,

A Foris Vineyards and Winery Thanksgiving
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I've been a fan of Foris Vineyards and Winery since I discovered them a few years ago. I love that the wines are both delicious and accessib

Asheville Wine and Food Festival VIP Grand Tasting
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On August 25, I attended the Asheville Wine & Food Festival VIP Grand Tasting in the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This

Travel Messiah: California Wine Country Honeymoon ~ Part 1
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Yes, a Caribbean or tropical honeymoon is often the norm, but how about a California wine country honeymoon in Napa and Sonoma, where the wi

Twitter Wine Tasting - #TGTaste with Villa Maria | Thirsty Girl
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Join Thirsty Girl for another great #TGTaste twitter chat, Wednesday, May 16th at 5 pm/PDT 8 pm EDT sponsored by Villa Maria (VM)- from New

How to Make a SideCar- Happy Hour with Hannah | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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This week for Happy Hour with Hannah I have chosen to make The SideCar. This classic drink has been a staple is bars since the 1920s when it

Mariya Kovacheva | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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While grape growing and winemaking were an integral part of Mariya Kovacheva’s family life, it wasn’t until she moved to the United States t

Enter to Win! | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Thirsty Girl is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to WineTasting.com at the end of January 2012. Enter right now and win!

Stan's Bar-B-Q | Thirsty Girl
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Preferred Thirsty Girl Vendor Stan's Bar-B-Q offers discounts to Thirsty Girls.

February is all about Wine and Romance | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Join us this month as Thirsty Girl explores all the best wines for love, romance and friendship. Whether you're celebrating your marriage, b

1313 Main | Thirsty Girl
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1313 Main is a wine bar in Napa and a preferred Thirsty Girl Vendor.

Social Media for the Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Did you miss out on the Twitter Chat this week because you just didn't know enough about Twitter? Are you trying to build your Facebook fan

Legends Premium Wine Bar and Grille | Thirsty Girl
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Preferred Thirsty Girl vendor Legends Premium Wine Bar and Grille offers specials to Thirsty Girls

Boston Wine Expo | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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It's that time of year again ... wine expo time, and Thirsty Girl is heading to the grand-daddy of them all, the Boston Wine Expo. Join us a

Cellar Rats Wine Merchants | Thirsty Girl
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Preferred Thirsty Girl vendor Cellar Rats Wine Merchants offer discount to Thirsty Girl Members.

Dinner Mixology | Thirsty Girl | Thirsty Girl
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Former New York girls and Thursday Thirsty Girls Dana Dillon-Townes and Christina Mathis of Casa: Kitchen. Closet. Dining. The Concept: As m

CalNaturale Wines
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A few weeks ago, I received both 500-ml and one-liter samples of the 2009 CalNaturale Chardonnay and the 2008 CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon