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Caprio Cellars: A Distinct Wine Tasting Experience

When it came to creating his winery, Caprio Cellars‘, Dennis Murphy travels down a different path to make the wine tasting experience unique and exceptional. It starts as you drive up to the winery and see the architectural design of the building’s façade situated so that there is a magnificent view of the Walla Walla … Read more

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Walla Walla, Washington: 14 Best Things To Do

Most people think of the city of Walla Walla, Washington, as an agricultural area primarily known for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and, of late, its budding wine industry. There is a cultural and historical side to this small countrified town that should be explored.  Walla Walla is also home to some of Washington States’ best … Read more

Aging Wine with L'Ecole Perigee © Cori Solomon

L’Ecole Perigee: Best Practices for Aging Wine

When it comes to aging wine, not every wine is meant to be put away in the cellar. I have been surprised at some of the wines that I have aging in my locker. There are several ways to test to see the aging process and how a wine develops over time. Aging Wine I … Read more

L'Ecole No 41 Merlot

October Is A Merlot Celebration

October is the month to celebrate Merlot and recognize the amazing qualities of this grape, both as a single variety and as a blending grape.  Now in its ninth year, Merlot Month has brought back some esteem for this noble grape as people worldwide celebrate through the promotion of #merlotme. The movie Sideways snubbed this … Read more

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Wine And Dogs: What Dog Represents L’Ecole Frenchtown

We often say people look like their dogs. Have you ever wondered what dog would represent a particular wine? I will begin my quest to pinpoint the match between wine and dogs. I am starting with L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown. The wine consists of Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec Petit Verdot and Grenache. It is … Read more

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Oregon Wine Month: Discover Oregon Wine

Oregon Wine Month 2021 is the May celebration of all the Oregon Wine regions and the 725 wineries dispersed throughout the state. The state is the fourth-largest producer of wine in the United States, with the most popular grape varieties planted being Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Oregon AVAs The Willamette Valley is the largest … Read more

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Highlighting Sustainable Practices At L’Ecole No 41

Although Earth day and month have passed, most wineries continue environmental practices all year round, so even if you missed visiting your favorite winery during April, that does not mean reducing the carbon footprint comes to a halt. One such winery is L’Ecole No 41. During Earth Month and the celebration of Walla Walla Month, … Read more

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Washington Wine Month: Celebrating L’Ecole No 41

As we honor Washington’s wines during Washington Wine Month, it is important to recognize the pioneers who made Washington a viable place for cultivating grapes and producing wine. It is also a celebration of our 2nd largest wine-producing state in the United States. This year Washington Wine Month has more meaning because it is a … Read more

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L’Ecole No 41: Pioneering Walla Walla Wine

A pioneering family helped establish the Washington Wine industry and Walla Walla as a prime wine region.  Foresight is the foundation of this family’s legacy. Not only are the Ferguson’s a fixture in the wine business, but their ancestors established the Baker Boyer Bank in 1869 in Walla Walla, making it the oldest bank in … Read more

Merlot Month - Celebrating Merlot

Merlot Month: A Merlot Celebration

For wine lovers, October is Merlot Month and time to refamiliarize yourself with the Merlot grape. For eight years, wine enthusiasts and producers have joined together for #merlotme to promote this noble red grape. Merlot went out of favor when in 2004, the movie Sideways snubbed the grape while bringing notoriety to Pinot Noir and … Read more

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