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Which Do You Prefer? Dry Creek Valley AVA or Alexander Valley AVA

(Contributed by Erica Schreckenghaust) – Which do you prefer – Dry Creek or Alexander Valley? This was the question on the minds of the more than 40 students who attended the SSU Wine Sense tasting last Thursday. In the end … Continue reading

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How I Fell In Love with Wine: Romance and Hoppy Beer

(Contributed by Christopher Harrison) – Look at how happy that guy looks! That picture was taken on my 1 year Dating Anniversary to the woman that 7 months ago became my wife. I planned a romantic getaway in the heart … Continue reading

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How I Fell In Love with Wine: Family and the Beauty of Sonoma County

(Contributed by Matt Medeiros) – I fell in love with wine when I was a teenager because we owned a family vineyard. Growing up around grapes, a vineyard located in the Russian River Valley AVA, with high quality Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir and Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon Tie as Top Favorites in Classic Red Tasting

What is a classic red 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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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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