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White Wine Guide to White Wine: Varieties, Pairings and Regions

Understanding White Wine Sometimes I feel like a walking encyclopedia of wine. Be it white, red, rosé or sparkling, friends and family ask me so many questions about wine. I don’t mind, but it also made me realize I should write down the answers in an organized fashion so even folks who don’t know me […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 30, 2024
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 193

During this episode, our hosts Marci Gordon and Beth Costa, get up close and personal with Mark Orsi from Orsi Family Vineyards. The trio dives into a discussion about the specialty of Orsi Family Vineyards – Italian varietals, shedding special light on their increasingly popular Barbera wine. With 11 individual varieties growing on their home […]

Liana Gaffney / Jan 25, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 187

In episode 187 we were joined by special guest Renae Perry from Papapietro Perry. Renae shares the joyous news of their 2020 Russian River Valley blend of Pinot Noir scoring a perfect 100 points at the Sunset Magazine competition. This exciting achievement comes amidst challenging times, as the 2020 vintage has been unfairly criticized due […]

Liana Gaffney / Oct 26, 2023
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 183

Join us for episode 183 of our podcast, featuring our guest, Eric Miller, the dynamic owner and winemaker at Kokomo Winery. In this episode, Eric takes us through his captivating journey of winemaking and the innovative creation of his new brand, Breaking Bread. He illuminates the complex and intriguing techniques used in the wine making […]

Liana Gaffney / Sep 7, 2023
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Vineyards What’s an AVA and Why Should I Care?

I’m often asked by wine drinkers, what’s an AVA and why should I care? The short answer is AVAs can help you figure out what type of wine you like and how to find more with similar characteristics. But there is also a longer and more comprehensive answer. In honor of back-to-school and the love […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 2, 2023
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Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Orange Wine

Introduction  Orange wines aka skin-contact or amber wines are having a moment —an ongoing moment that started 8,000 years ago. Simply put, orange wines are white grape varieties made in the manner of red wines with extended contact on the skins, resulting in wines full of texture that are both elegant and complex as well […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 22, 2023
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Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Zinfandel

  You can’t come to Sonoma and not taste Zinfandel. Well, you could but why would you? Especially since the area is one of the premier Zinfandel growing regions where the grape has been grown since the 1800’s. Zinfandel is a medium-bodied dry red wine with a range of dark fruit flavors that include raspberry, […]

Marcy Gordon / Jul 20, 2023
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Wineries Want to be a Wine Road Ambassador?

The Wine Road just launched a new program available to folks who already love and talk about the Wine Road to become certified ambassadors. How cool is that! What Does It Mean? One definition of an ambassador is someone who is authorized to speak for or represent a government or organization. Think of a Wine […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 12, 2023
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the Noble Grapes noted for its high acidity and aromatics. Flavors range from lean, green and grassy; to creamy with notes of passion fruit and fleshy peach depending on climate and how the wine is aged be it in stainless steel or oak. Texture is the name of the game with […]

Marcy Gordon / Jun 22, 2023
Varietal of the Month Wine Style of the Month: Rosé

Are you ready to Think Pink? It’s time to roll out the Rosé and slip into the warm embrace of summertime. Although Rosé has become a year-round choice—it shines brightest in the summer. Light and lively, with flavors of strawberry, watermelon, and spice—Rosé is the crisp and refreshing choice for your table as well as […]

Marcy Gordon / May 26, 2023