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The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled wine consumers dismissed it as too French, too gendered, or too reminiscent of black-sheep White Zinfandel. Of course that’s all grainy, black-and-white history now. In our rosy-hued present, pink wines have come to symbolize “all that is good about […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

9 Things You Should Know About Meiomi Wines

Among a pantheon of seemingly overnight, 21st-century sensations (Cardi B, Instant Pot) lies Meiomi, a 12-year-old California label with $315 million in the bank. Boosted by chart-topping national appetites for Pinot Noir, Meiomi is now a wildly popular label with its fair share of detractors. Love it or hate it, you should know about it. Here […]

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8 of America’s Most Beautiful Destination Wedding Wineries

8 of America’s Most Beautiful Destination Wedding Wineries

Love doesn’t come in a bottle. Luckily, wine does. For the couple whose favorite pastime is sipping and sampling together, it makes perfect sense to get married at a winery. Not only is the scenery gorgeous, it’s near-impossible to run out of varieties to taste, pairings to create, and bottles to uncork. These eight wineries […]

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Napa’s Other Cab Serves Up Understated Power at a Fraction of the Price

Napa’s Other Cab Serves Up Understated Power at a Fraction of the Price

The sky is a murky navy, outlined only by the jagged edges of California’s Mayacama and Vaca Mountains, as I head out to Stagecoach Vineyard on a chilly morning. There’s a surprising amount of traffic on Highway 29 at 5:00 a.m., which means one thing: It’s harvest. On the valley floor lies a sleeping giant […]

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The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

The Most Expensive Wine From Every Country in the World

There are more than 70 countries worldwide producing wine. Historically, 90 percent of the world’s wine came from 15 countries, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. To understand the global spectrum, we analyzed data from Wine-Searcher.com and compiled the most expensive wine from every country. From the Old World usual suspects, to […]

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Eight Napa and Sonoma Cabs Worth the Splurge

Eight Napa and Sonoma Cabs Worth the Splurge

Most days, it’s top priority to seek out budget-friendly wines that are both interesting and delicious. But sometimes, particularly around the holidays, it’s time to splurge. Whether you’re looking for a memorable gift, a special bottle to share at holiday parties, or a treat for surviving the season, this can be a great opportunity to […]

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Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

December is my favorite month of the year (I have the feeling I’m not alone in this). Twinkling lights abound, friends and family come together from far-flung destinations, and there’s an added dose of holiday joy in the air. But there’s the flip side to the season as well: endless shopping lists, last-minute travel, holiday […]

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After the Wildfires, Low-Key Coombsville Offers a Different Napa Valley

After the Wildfires, Low-Key Coombsville Offers a Different Napa Valley

Now that the smoke has cleared in the Napa Valley and across the wine regions of California, vintners are back to doing what they do best: making and selling wine. The devastation across the 29-mile strip that comprises the Napa Valley varies, with some regions looking almost unscathed and others razed. Opinions on how exactly […]

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Cadet Wine and Beer Bar Is Revolutionizing Napa’s Drinking Culture

Cadet Wine and Beer Bar Is Revolutionizing Napa’s Drinking Culture

Those who envision Napa, California as a buzzy epicenter of wine culture might be surprised to see the city’s downtown area on an average night. Streets are quiet, with most residents in for the evening well before 10:00 p.m. But tucked down a side road off Franklin Street, signaled by a bright neon sign, there’s […]

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