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Sparkling Wine, Port & Chocolate Truffle Tasting with Mumm and Sonoma Portworks

(Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust) – Bring on the sparkle, chocolate, and the heady taste of port please! This was the siren’s call of a recent SSU Wine Sense Club meeting, where students were introduced to Olivia Najjar from Mumm Napa … Continue reading

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Chateau Montelena Sauvignon Blanc Voted Favorite in SSU Tasting of Classic White Grapes

What is a classic white wine grape? It is a variety that has proved it can produce consistently high quality over a long period of time in more than one region of the world. Therefore, though there are more than … Continue reading

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A Great Wine Cocktail for Valentine’s Day – The Torrontes Tango

Here is a fun wine cocktail that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Enjoy it with that romantic someone or with a group of friends. I learned about this drink when I visited Argentina last March.  It is made with watermelon … Continue reading

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Matanzas Creek and VJB Cellars Kick Off Spring 2015 Tasting at SSU Winesense Club

(Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust) The Wine Sense Club members kicked off the spring semester with two special tastings with Judy and Bradford from Matanzas Creek Winery and Micah, Mike and Ryan from VJB Vineyards & Cellars. About Matanzas Creek Winery … Continue reading

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SSU Winesense Board Confirms Spring 2015 Tasting Schedule

The wine tasting schedule for SSU’s Winesense Club has just been confirmed for Spring 2015 and the line-up of wineries is mouthwatering. Jan. 29 – The Magical Wines of Matanzas Creek Feb. 12 – Valentine’s Day Tasting with Sonoma Port … Continue reading

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Holiday Wines with Freemark Abbey

Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust – For our final meeting of the semester we had the pleasure of welcoming Kate Hansen from Freemark Abbey.  She was kind enough to share 6 fabulous wines to help us celebrate the holiday season and … Continue reading

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Ian Cauble, MS Returns to SSU with Brandon Carneiro to Share SommSelect

Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust – The WineSense Club had the honor of welcoming back the dynamic duo behind SommSelect; Ian Cauble and Brandon Carneiro. They first met in 1999 at Sonoma State University and were part of the students who … Continue reading

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