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Bubbles for Summer Sipping

Summer Bubbles for a Warm Weather Respite by Rich Mauro Americans are bubbling over with demand for sparkling wine. According to industry data, Americans are sipping more of the frothy drink than ever before, and not just during the holidays or special occasions. Consumers are realizing that there is a sparkling wine appropriate for any occasion any time of year. And the surge is led by Pro...
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California Chardonnays

California Chardonnay: Different Styles Offer Enjoyment for All As warmer weather emerges, many of us begin to pay more attention to white wines, rosés, and lighter red wines. Among the whites, Chardonnay is the undisputed favorite of American consumers. Luckily, this may be the best time to drink California Chardonnay in decades. A focus on cooler climate vineyards where chardonnay thrives ...
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California Pinot Noir

CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR: STEADY IMPROVEMENT YIELDS MANY FINE CHOICES For decades in California, pinot noir frustrated even the best winemakers. With Burgundy as the benchmark and Oregon making great strides, in California it became known as the “heartbreak grape”. In recent years, though, California has begun to figure out pinot noir. Producers (growers and winemakers) are employing better clones...
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An Urban Wine Experience

BONACQUISTI WINERY EXEMPLIFIES THE URBAN WINERY EXPERIENCE In recent years, urban wineries have proliferated in many of America’s cities, including Denver. There are many options here but I suggest you make your way to north Denver to Bonacquisti Winery. Though somewhat hidden in an commercial strip at Pecos and I-70 in north Denver, it is well worth a visit. Owner and winemaker Paul Bonacquis...
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California Pinot Noir

Rich Mauro
Fermenting Opinions with Rich Mauro : For decades in California, pinot noir frustrated even the best winemakers. With Burgundy as the benchmark and Oregon making great strides, in California it became known as the “heartbreak grape”. In recent years, though, California has begun to figure out pinot noir. Producers (growers and winemakers) are employing better clones and winemaking matched t...
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Celebrate All Year With California Zinfandel

Zinfandel Hertitage Vinyardds
Fermenting Options with Rich Mauro : All my life, I seem to have had a soft spot for the underdog, the kid who was struggling in class, the person no one was talking to at the party, people struggling at the bottom rungs of society. That orientation has its corollary with red wines, as California Zinfandel has long been my favorite red wine, while most consumers have flocked to Cabernet Sauvignon...
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A Sparkling New Year

Rich Mauro
Fermenting Options with Rich Mauro : Try These Bubbles For a Sparkling New Year (and to celebrate throughout the year) Although sparkling wine is always an appropriate choice for any occasion any time of year, certainly the holidays and the New Year are the prime time for bubbly. Lucky for us effervescent wine is so popular there are versions made in virtually every wine region. Whether it’s ca...
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