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Take a Trip Up the Mountain in Napa

Take a Trip Up the Mountain in Napa

Howell Mountain was one of the first Napa Valley microclimates to be designated an AVA. AVA stands for American Viticultural Area and it is a designated wine grape growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features and boundaries. The total area encompasses 14,000 acres but only 600 acres are planted with vines. Howell […]

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  September 1, 2015   No comments
Fat and Wine Pairing

Fat and Wine Pairing

A Little Fat Goes a Long Way… Unfortunately for many of us, a lot of our favorite foods contain high levels of fat. Not so good for your body but good for a food and wine paring. Since wine has no fat, it can benefit from and become more balanced from the fat found in […]

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  March 20, 2015   No comments
Wine Texture

Wine Texture

How Wine Texture Affects Food Pairing When pairing food and wine, the wine texture element is a good place to start because it is relatively simple. Think in the terms that light foods pair best with light wines and heavy foods pair best with heavy wines. Make sense, right? Of course there is some room […]

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  March 20, 2015   No comments