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My Favorite Tasting Room Series: Stephen & Walker’s, Healdsburg, CA

(By Guest Author Emily Mobley) As soon as I walked into Stephen & Walker’s Wine Tasting Room located in Healdsburg, I knew I was going to have a good time. Enticed with excitement and enjoying the atmosphere of summer, I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Tasting Room Series – Pride Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma

(By Guest Author Daniel Walsh)  It was the middle of January in 2012 with open skies and a beautiful coastal breeze in the air.  Two coworkers and myself had made an appointment a month prior to visit Pride Vineyards and … Continue reading

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Golf and the Joy of Surprise Wine by the Glass Lists

One of the items on my husband’s bucket list is to play golf on Hilton Head Island, so when I was able to get a good deal on a weekly condo rental there recently, we jetted off to the South … Continue reading

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What Type of Wine Do They Drink in Costa Rica?

March 13, 2013 – This past week I enjoyed my first visit to the beautiful country of Costa Rica.  Though better known for coffee than wine, since I was in the country to present a paper on the wine supply … Continue reading

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What Dessert Pairs Best with Sparkling Wine? Korbel & Bianchi’s Provide Some Answers

For the last tasting of the semester at the SSU WineSense Club, we focused on a holiday theme of sparkling wine and dessert.  The beautiful Erica Mandl, head winemaker at Korbel Champagne Cellars, led the tasting by introducing five different … Continue reading

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Average Vineyard Worker Wages in South Africa – Emerging as a BRICS Country

Sept. 2012 – Several times throughout my wine trip to South Africa I asked winemakers the average wage they paid their vineyard workers. The answer was it depends on the region, as well as whether or not the workers have … Continue reading

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The Source & Extinction of “Burnt Rubber” Taste in South African Wines

Last week I had the opportunity to attend CapeWine and visit five major wine growing regions in South Africa.  During the course of my eight day visit, I realized that the vast majority of the more than 300 South African … Continue reading

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Benziger Winery Provides “How to Taste” Seminar to SSU Millennials

Kathy Benziger from Benziger Family Winery kicked off the first SSU Wine Club meeting of the semester by hosting a “How to Taste Wine” seminar.  It was a packed house with 50 students, and some disappointed ones who had to … Continue reading

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A Tasting of the 20 Top Wines in the Beijing Market

Last week I attended an interesting wine tasting in Beijing with 18 Chinese Millennials between the ages of 21 and 34.  It was a tasting of the top 20 wines in the Beijing market priced between 200 – 350 RMB … Continue reading

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Why Millennials Don’t Read Emails

Last night we had our annual SSU Wine Club Board planning meeting at my house.  This is usually a relaxed event where we identify the wineries we want to invite to campus next semester, and enjoy a BBQ dinner with … Continue reading

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