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Buying Wine In 8 Easy Steps

Buying Wine In 8 Easy Steps


Posted By on Mar 24, 2015

In a perfect world, buying a bottle of wine should be an easy and pleasant thing to do, but sometimes it can seem both overwhelming and confusing. Choosing the cheapest red something-or-other sticking out of the box at the end of the aisle doesn’t quite cut it, either. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are eight insider’s tips to ease you into happy wine-buying: 1. Buy wine from a business that makes you feel...

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Wine Grape Leaves

Wine Grape Leaves


Posted By on Mar 18, 2015

Think all grape leaves look alike? Not really. Here’s a variety of the most common wine grape’s leaves to give you an idea of just how different their leaves can be…just like the wines. You’ll notice our favorite, Pinot Noir, is there. That’s what the leaves of the grapes that make up our Sumner Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé look...

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5 French White Wines To Try

5 French White Wines To Try


Posted By on Mar 2, 2015

To American drinkers, perhaps France’s most familiar white grape varietals are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc. However, the vineyards of France produce 56 different types of grape varietals, most of which are easily available at wine shops that feature French white wines. Let’s explore five somewhat unknown varieties… Marsanne About the Grape Marianne is most commonly found in the Northern Rhône region,...

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Potatoes Au Gratin and Pinot Gris

Potatoes Au Gratin and Pinot Gris


Posted By on Feb 24, 2015

Our Pinot Gris has hints of honey and smoke, while fresh and earthy minerality underscores intense, rich, apricot and guava flavors. And that long, spicy finish? Delicious. Sumner Vineyards Pinot Gris, echoes Alsace bottlings, and goes well with creamy potato, pastas, or smoked foods. Speaking of which… Potatoes Au Gratin Yield: 4 servings 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices 2 leeks, sliced into rings Salt and pepper...

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Whether you’ve just started drinking wine, or have been imbibing for years, here are some questions that may come up for you…and their answers. Questions Is bringing my own bottle of wine to a restaurant really okay? Where is the best place to keep my wine? I’m completely lost when it comes to food and wine pairing. What should I do? When a wine is described as having “berry” or “gingerbread”...

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After getting about nine inches of rain during the last story, our crews are finally back out in the vineyards, finishing up the pruning they began before the storm moved in. Our winter pruning season takes place over an extended period of time, and pruning will guide the vines in certain directions and for the particular purposes best suited to each varietal. This season, our challenge will be the weather, which is warming earlier...

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