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Bonterra Rosé 2017

Bonterra Rosé 2017

The 2017 rosés have been trickling in for a few weeks or so, and one of the early standouts is not from Provence or the Rhône Valley in France, two bastions of pink wine, but from California’s Mendocino County — Bonterra’s Rosé 2017. Bonterra, an affiliate of Fetzer, bills itself as “America’s No.

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How to Build the Perfect Picnic Basket

How to Build the Perfect Picnic Basket

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the sunshine finally here to stay. It’s Spring, and we’re ready to celebrate with the most festive outdoor activity of them all: a picnic. No picnic is complete without fruit, bite sized sandwiches, a sweet snack, and of course, a bottle of delicious white wine to […]

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Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Does Your Wine Smell Like Spring? Here’s Why

Spring might be the most fragrant time of year. After a long, sleepy winter, everything is in bloom once again: flowers, grass, produce, even people. It seems only appropriate to drink floral, spring-scented wines to celebrate. There’s actually a reason that some grape varieties are more aromatic, floral, and springy than others. It’s all thanks to something that […]

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6 Bottles of Red to Kick Off Spring

6 Bottles of Red to Kick Off Spring

March is one of the most frustrating months of the year. In our minds, spring has arrived, though more likely than not, the temperatures still feel like winter. We’re sick of hibernating indoors and sipping fuller-bodied reds, craving the long ago days of summer sun and lighter-bodied vinos. However, March doesn’t have to be so […]

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What Happens in a Winery in Spring

What Happens in a Winery in Spring

To the joy of Californians, spring is here on the West Coast! After months of intense rains, it’s getting green across the vineyards that blanket California, and worker bees are outside and humming. (To everyone still battling the arctic winds of the Midwest and Northeast, I’m sorry. Move West.) In the wineries that neighbor those […]

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8 Fresh Herb Cocktails

8 Fresh Herb Cocktails

Can’t get out to the garden this season? Don’t have a garden? Don’t care at all about gardening? All fine. We’ll do the weeding while you sit back and (literally) drink in the garden with these spring- and summer-perfect fresh herb cocktails. We’re not just talking Mojitos and Juleps, though those are fine, too. We’ve […]

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What Is May Wine?

What Is May Wine?

Happy May! Right? It’s the first of the month, and despite the best efforts of Bone Thugz n’ Harmony, we still like to pretend the start of any new month has special promise. We’ll finally quit smoking, or betting on the ponies, or following Scott Disick on Instagram. Whatever it is, basically we won’t make any […]

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