Author: Nancy (CSW)

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A Spring Meal To Celebrate St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc

St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley believes in its Sauvignon Blanc so much that they established #SauvBlanc Day in 2010 to celebrate the variety. This year we are celebrating Sauvignon Blanc Day with St. Supéry and prepared a spring meal to pair with the 2019 St. Supéry Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, which we received as a tasting sample. […]

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Corvezzo Prosecco: Organic Prosecco Grown And Made Near Treviso

This has turned out to be Prosecco Week on Pull That Cork. It’s an unofficial designation, but this week has been filled with delicious Prosecco that has been perfect for springtime sipping. We’re ending the week, and Earth Month, by sipping and sharing organic Corvezzo Prosecco, which we received as tasting samples. Giovanni Corvezzo is the third generation to lead […]

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Getting to Know Ca’ di Prata Prosecco

Today we’re tasting three variations of Prosecco from Ca’ di Prata. Included in the group is a Brut Prosecco DOC, Extra Dry Prosecco Rose DOC and Extra Dry Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG. We received all three wines as tasting samples. The qualities I enjoy most about Prosecco are its bubbles, relatively low alcohol and fruit flavors. Affordability is another attractive […]

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Veramonte Organic Wines For Earth Day And Everyday

Today we’re sipping two wines from Chilean producer Veramonte that are made with organic grapes. These wines are an exceptional value, widely available in the US and perfect sipping as a prelude to Earth Day. We received both wines as tasting samples.  The History of Earth Day I thought it might be fun to look at the history of Earth […]

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Smith-Madrone Riesling: A Brilliant Reflection of Its Mountain Origin

Today we are sipping Riesling from Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District. I know Riesling isn’t the first variety you associate with Napa Valley, but the last thing Stu and Charles Smith seek to do is conform to the expected; if they did, Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery would be located on Napa’s valley floor. Once you taste Smith-Madrone’s Riesling, you too […]

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SCAIA: Fun Wines That Break the Rules

Are you a rule breaker? Do you like a taste of something a little different in your wine glass once in a while? If so, we have two wines for you to taste. These wines from SCAIA break the blending rules in their region and carry an IGT classification. They are easy sipping and reasonably priced wines; we received both […]

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Lodi AVA Wines Made By McManis Family Vineyards

Today we’re tasting three red wines made by McManis Family Vineyards. All three are sourced from estate vineyards in the Lodi AVA. We received these wines as tasting samples. The McManis Family farms vineyards in three Lodi sub-AVAs: Borden Ranch, Clements Hills and Jahant. Their vineyard holding also include vineyards in the Clarksburg AVA and the little-known River Junction AVA […]

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UPSHOT Wines: Unique Blends From Rodney Strong Vineyards

Rodney Strong Vineyards is well known in Sonoma County and is a name recognized by many wine enthusiasts. The Russian River Valley winery has grown and matured along with the Sonoma County wine scene. The portfolio of wines made by Rodney Strong Vineyards now includes UPSHOT wines, which includes a white blend and a red blend. We received both wines […]