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Boaventura is an adventure in wine tasting

Boaventura is an adventure in wine tasting

Livermore Valley has a few really notable wineries to claim, but the best are always those that are a bit off the beaten path.  That is the case with Boaventura de Caires, a winery whose little sign could be missed as you are looking for them, but is worth the visit if you’re in the Livermore Valley area.  The reviews on this winery are quite good, which led us to hunt them down and see what their reputation was all about. A family owned and operated winery with a down-home feel Everyone who has been to Boaventura has agreed that […]

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Jul 18, 2017

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Why is Cabernet still considered the King of the Reds?

Why is Cabernet still considered the King of the Reds?

Cabernet has been long-known as the king of the red wines. The reasons for this are listed in a wide spectrum, as everyone has their own views. However, one large reason behind this ruling is that Cabernet grapes are simply more adaptable than many other varietals. As long as a basic set of rules for growing conditions is followed, vineyards can expect to have reasonable harvests when selecting a Cabernet variety to plant. This is not the only reason for its popularity, but it certainly helps to make the decision when a vineyard has a prime block to plant. Perhaps […]

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May 28, 2017

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Why do we love wine?

Why do we love wine?

What makes us love the wines that we adore? Is it their flavor, aroma, the lovely estates we visit to taste them? Or is it, perhaps, the many amazing people we meet along the way? Our own experiences have led us to ponder this, as we’ve spent a great deal of time visiting many vineyards and wineries throughout the United States and often wonder what really draws us to each place. Is it the wines we love or the people? There are plenty of red wines out there garnering accolades from some of the most well-known connoisseurs in the industry. […]

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May 12, 2017

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Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon is loved by wine aficionados all over the world, and with good reason.

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Jan 29, 2017

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The first craft brewery to offer serious, premium wines? West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault

So, we know that Florida craft breweries and tap rooms offer beer lovers a wide variety of custom, artisanal beer, right?  REALLY good beer made right on the premises.  Lots of IPA’s, pilsners, stouts, porters and ales.  But what’s up with this West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault? What’s a wine vault? http://westpalmbeer.com/ “The idea of craft beer emanated from JP’s interest in premium wines.  He owns or owned vineyard land and real estate in Napa and Santa Barbara.  He has dozens of friends who are winery owners, grape growers, wine makers and vineyard managers.  After he heard his buddies describing […]

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Dec 11, 2016

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