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Gary’s Wine Team Member & Educator, Julie Margolis recounts a special trip to the Champagne region… In the late 17th century, Dom Perignon—largely credited with creating champagne, famously uttered the phrase, “Come quickly. I am tasting the stars.” Fast forward 100 years, champagne is a world-renowned symbol of luxury and celebration! On a recent trip …
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Rosé—in all its perfectly pink shades of yummy nectar, has been dubbed the “not so serious” wine for quite some time. But don’t let its laid back, informal appearance fool you. Not only is it the largest growing category in the wine industry, but surprising for some—it has been enjoyed for centuries. Impatience, often associated …
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You know it is summer when the house and all its occupants are in full on “entertain mode.” Your grill might as well be on autopilot. Planning menus—a “who’s bringing what” list and replenishing wine, beer and spirits are ritual. Besides rosé, do you know what the hottest trend is for summer of 2018? Wine …
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Whether it’s the outdoors, the movie “Goonies” or the incredible wine and foodie hipster scene—there’s a lot to love about Oregon. Both Gary and our Wine Director, Brooke, have traveled and explored its wine regions. Gary was so hooked, he’s going back this week! Our list of favorites run long, but we think there’s one producer in particular you’ll fall in …
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Gastronomical matchmaking, much like people matchmaking, can be hit or miss. Two wonderful singles put together in the same room (music, ambiance…muy romantico), does not guarantee chemistry. The same sad scenario could very well play out in your mouth, when a perfectly delectable morsel meets the wrong drink of choice—and all that’s left is a …
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We get asked this question quite often and in honor of Earth Day, we decided to offer you a simple explanation: Sustainable  winemaking involves a communal effort to reduce wastefulness by protecting our soil, water and air. A huge focus is placed on energy and water conservation. Producers practice night-harvesting and use alternative energy such …