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  • FREE Wine Guides
    on Feb 18, 2012 in ebook ereader free guide wine
    Download our free wine guide to California Wine! Also, preview our guides to Tasting Wine and Australia Wine for free! Perfect for your eReader!
  • Make the most out of the summer with a picnic and wineIt’s already August and most of us are probably wondering how summer is passing us so quickly! Why not explore the great outdoors with a picnic and wine? Whether you have it in the local park, beach or in your garden, it’s time to make the most o...
  • Château Puygueraud 20062006 was another warm growing season in Bordeaux, resulting in full-bodied wines. The reds of Château Puygueraud, one of the right bank's more reliable, are no exception, weighing in at 13.5% alc/vol and is fully dry. This château originates in t...
  • Wine Stocking Stuffer for under $5
    on Nov 3, 2010
    Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the wine aficionado? The Pocket Sommelier has both the Wine Tasting Guide & Journal and Australia Wine - A Beginner's Guide available in paperback for $2.95 each (plus shipping and handling). You may order...
  • Wine Tasting Event
    on Oct 26, 2010
    Are you planning on holding a wine tasting event? The Pocket Sommelier - Wine Tasting Guide & Journal is the perfect accompaniment for any wine tasting get together - suitable for the novice and expert alike! Contact Chris at pocketsommelier@yahoo.c...
  • Oakville
    on Sep 9, 2010 in oakville napa California
    Napa Valley's Oakville AVA is the location of Robert Mondavi’s famous winery built in 1966. Although it is located in the north part of the valley, it is still far enough south to benefit from some maritime influence. Varietals produced here incl...
  • Anything but Merlot?
    on Jul 16, 2010 in California merlot
    Merlot became fashionable as a single varietal in Califonia in the 1980s, and a boom in plantings quickly followed. It is a soft, gentle, kind wine appropriate for everyday drinking. Generally full of ripe red fruit, California Merlot is rich and s...
  • California's "Fumé Blanc"
    on Jul 14, 2010 in sauvignon blanc California
    California Sauvignon Blanc is made in a variety of styles, the predominant style being a dry wine free from the famous “herbaceousness” found in those of New Zealand and the Loire Valley of France. The wine is usually vinified dry and introduced...
  • Napa Valley
    on May 7, 2010 in napa California cabernet sauvignon
    Napa Valley is the top wine region in California, fully planted with wine grapes. Wine production here represents 20% of the market value of the wine of California, yet only 4% of the volume. In fact, it is much smaller than its neighbour Sonoma, a...
  • Dry Creek Valley
    on May 3, 2010 in California sonoma dry creek valley
    The Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma is a warm growing area prone to dampness. As such, the valley floor is better suited for white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc. The fuller-bodied wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, are made of grapes grow...
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