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Zinfandel, the Great Grape of California

Zinfandel is often considered the only true American wine grape. Now also considered California’s state wine, evidence suggests that this grape was actually brought to California around 1850. DNA analysis shows that it is genetically equivalent to Croatian grapes, Crljenak Kaštelanski and Tribidrag, as well as to the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Apulia, the […]

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Interview with Wine Judge Matthew Kaner

Today, we’re going to hear from our amazing wine judge Matthew Kaner. We can’t wait to hear about how he got started in the wine industry and what he’s been working on!  From Wine Enthusiast Magazine 40 under 40 Tastemaker to Sommelier of the Year to hosting and producing SOMM TV and creating his company […]

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Irish Whiskey 101

With St. Patrick’s Day Right around the corner, we wanted to dive into Irish Whisky! The word “whiskey” or “whisky” literally comes from the Irish phrase, “water of life,” as Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe in the 12th century.  Once the most popular spirit in the world, Irish Whisky […]

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California Red Wine, AKA the Golden State of Wines

California, known as the Golden State of wines, vineyards and wineries in the United States, stands as one of the largest and greatest wine producers in the country.  While Cabernet is considered king in California, over one hundred grape varieties are grown here including French, Italian and Spanish grapes.  Other remarkable red wine grapes produced […]

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Can you Drink and TikTok?

Today is D-Day on Tiktok! As of March 7th, today, TikTok will be enhancing their community guidelines to promote more safety amongst their users. Their new guidelines have strict regulations on promotion and sharing of alcoholic beverages.  According to TikTok’s Community Guidelines that go into effect March 7th, 2022: “TikTok is deeply committed to protecting […]

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Interview with Wine Judges Austin and Kristen Aaron

We wanted to take the time to interview our amazing judges and sweet couple, Austin and Kristen Aaron.  Austin, who was raised in Napa plays Luke Holliday on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, and Mark Landsberger in new HBO Max Series Winning Time. He is the co-host of the IGTV show Coupla Grapes along […]

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Super Bowl Cocktails

It’s the Superbowl coming up, and we are way too excited to celebrate!!  We selected a couple Super Bowl cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to win over thirsty friends and overall some good gameday luck.  Who you got? Rams or Bengals? Super Blue LA Bowl 4 oz Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila 3 oz blue curaçao […]