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Fumé Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are the same grape!

You see, back in the 1960’s Sauvignon Blanc didn’t have a lot of street cred. The American versions of the wine at that time were on the sweet side and less than exciting for most people. So Robert Mondavi (we ALL know that name, right?) took the initiative to visit France to see how they created their Sauvignon Blanc. He visited the regions of Loire Valley Sancerre and also the Pouilly-Fumé region whose Sauvignon Blanc at that time was called “Blanc Fumé.”

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Wine: Riesons to love Riesling

Okay so maybe that wasn’t the greatest play on words. Especially if you don’t know how to pronounce Riesling yet. It’s pronounced “Rees-ling”. “Riesons” to love “Riesling”…get it? {wah wah wahhhhhhhhh}. Admittedly, I’ve been a...

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Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s wine jewel

Never heard of Grüner Veltliner (pronounced Grooner Velt-leener)? Neither had I until last year when a dear friend of mine in NYC recommended I try it as an exotic alternative to dry Riesling or Sauv Blanc. I’m so glad she did because it has quickly become one of my favorite white wines – when I can find it.

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Orange & Basil White Wine Sangria

It’s that time of year! Phew! A whopping 95 degrees yesterday, and it’s only going to get hotter in my neck of the woods – or desert – should I say. The benefit of living in the valley of Los Angeles is the amazing mountain views and sunny mornings without the marine layer. The drawback is weather so hot in the summer you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.

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The skinny on Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (Sov-en-yawn Blonck) is usually a dry white wine with distinctive herby yet fruity qualities. It is considered to be a “medium bodied” wine that falls in between Riesling (light) and Chardonnay (heavy) which makes it an easy wine to pair with many types of yummy food...

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