Winery

Etude Winery – The Pursuit of Pinot Noir Perfection

Dec 3rd, 2017 Reviews Von Vino 10 min read

Etude means, “Study.” It’s certainly a suitable name for a winery dedicated to perfecting Pinot Noir, the ever so fickle and elusive grape. Pinot Noir is difficult to grow. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a thin-skinned grape, not as adaptable and more prone to rot. It requires a considerable amount of patience, commitment, and, well… Study. This is the second winery I visited following my Stags’…

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Stags’ Leap Winery – The Wine, The Myth, The Legend

Nov 19th, 2017 Reviews Von Vino 9 min read

It’s been a week since returning from my trip to Santa Rosa for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference. After some reflection and much needed rest, I thought it would be fitting to share my experience with the first winery I visited. Upon arriving to the conference hotel straight from the airport, with just enough time to grab a quick lunch, we loaded on to a…

Sonoma County – Birthplace of California’s Wine Industry

Sep 29th, 2017 Regions Von Vino 8 min read

September, California Wine Month, is coming to a close and I’m feeling excited about my upcoming trip to Santa Rosa for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference. Santa Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County, one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. It is located directly north of San Francisco and neighbored by the famous Napa Valley. With an area of nearly 1,800…

1976 Paris Wine Tasting: The Judgment of Paris

Mar 18th, 2016 History, Regions Von Vino 6 min read

The 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, also known as the Judgment of Paris, was a wine competition that took place on May 24, 1976 in Paris, France. The competition was organized by British wine merchant, Steven Spurrier, to see how California wines would prove against French wines made from the same types of grapes. The French long had been considered the wine industry’s top dog. Spurrier,…

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