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Vega Sicilia: Behind the Scenes of this Spanish Winery

The Álvarez family celebrates 40 years of owning Tempos Vega Sicilia, one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. Over the years, the winery holdings have grown, yet they still produce some of the top wines in Spain and the world. It all started in 1982 when David Álvarez purchased the estate. Tempos Vega Sicilia … Read more

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Butterfly Moments at Pismo Beach Monarch Grove

They swirl, flutter, and dance to the delight of the human eye. The Monarch butterfly is in all its glory at the Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach from October through February. Monarch Grove The Monarch butterfly migrates from the north to California to seek shelter from the cold and freezing weather. Five coastal sites in … Read more

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Ketcham Estate: Highlighting California Women In Wine

Anytime is a good time to honor California women in wine. One woman, Allie Ketcham, unexpectedly fell into the wine business and has now created an all-women team. The winery is Ketcham Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. After meeting Allie, her vibrant personality reflects in her wines. Life took a big turn … Read more

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Gretchen Voelcker: The Female Winemaker behind Luna Hart & Piazza

March is the month we celebrate women during Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is women providing healing and promoting hope. That can be interpreted in many ways, and for someone who loves wine, it is a female winemaker who promotes hope by nurturing the vineyard and creating a wine bringing hope as we can … Read more

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Planeta: The Best of Sicilian Wine

Planeta has been a game-changer for Sicilian wine. Sicily was known as a bulk wine producer for mainland Italy until the 1990s when things changed. Planeta was at the forefront of many of these changes. Sicily’s Terroir And Climate The terroir consists of mostly volcanic soils. As an island surrounded by seas, the climate has … Read more

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Alma Sol Winery: Defining Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

The sun is essential for growing grapes, and it is the soul of the winemaker’s passion that creates the fine wine from those grapes. Naming their winery, Alma Sol, John and Lisa Shaw’s interpretation of the meaning comes through with each sip of their wine. This attribute is especially true with their perception of Paso … Read more

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Traveling With Your Cat

Preparation is the key to traveling with your cat. Cats like routine and tend to stress out with any change. You can make traveling more enjoyable for all by taking some steps ahead of time to prepare. Traveling With Your Cat – Preparing The Cat Carrier The first step is to get your cat used … Read more

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Hoopes Vineyard: Regenerative Agriculture At Its Best

Hoopes Vineyard has come a long way from its beginnings in the 1980s. Now in its 2nd generation of farming and growing grapes with Lindsay Hoopes at the helm, she has steered the winery and vineyard down a path excelling in regenerative agriculture. Like the winery’s journey, Lindsay has traveled down an unusual route that … Read more

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Esporão: Pioneering The Alentejo Wine Region

The name Esporão is synonymous with modern-day Portuguese wine, especially those from the Alentejo wine region. This family-owned winery spans two generations and is a front runner in the organic movement in wine growing and winemaking. From the Douro to Vinho Verde to their main headquarters, Herdade Do Esporão in the Reguengos de Monsaraz DOC … Read more

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Kerrville Hills Winery: An Ode To Texas Winemaking

For the Texas wine industry, John Rivenburgh is an innovator helping to raise the bar and awareness of Texas winemaking. His devotion to vineyard management and helping fellow winery owners is unsurpassed. At the same time, his passion for his state and his own wines shine through with each sip of wine from Kerrville Hills … Read more