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J Vineyards and Winery: Sparkling Wine is Always in Season

The letter I received from California’s J Vineyards and Winery, along with a couple sample bottles of bubbles, mentioned that it’s sparkling wine season. And before I could object to this compartmentalization of my favorite category of wines to an October/November/December troika, this missive finished with a flourish: “We’re certain that once you taste these [...]

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Sonoma Wine Country Vineyard Views: Gloria Ferrer

Couldn’t paint a more vivid picture of a Sonoma wine country vineyard than this view of some of the vines that go into making the wines of Gloria Ferrer. Though they produce still Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this California wine icon is best known for sparkling wine. I spent a couple days in the Carneros [...]

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