Wine and the Stories behind the Wine

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]I dream of visiting Chile.  As I was studying regions to become a Certified Specialist of Wine, I began studying Chile and was enthralled.  This sliver of a country in the southern hemisphere stretches almost 2,700 miles...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we turned in the drive to Nashdale Lane, passing row upon row of vines in the rolling vineyard, we could feel ourselves decompressing a bit. It had already been a busy day.  We were up really early...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cabernet has always drawn people to the Napa Valley.  Dennis and Judy Groth were no exception.  They visited the area in the 1960s at the beginnings of the Napa Valley and by 1985 had decided to move there...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s no secret, I like bubbles, so I was excited for our visit to Printhie while we were in Orange, NSW Australia.  Printhie has a second label, called Swift, for their passion project under which they bottle traditional...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]October is Merlot Month. It’s also the month of our wedding anniversary here at Crushed Grape Chronicles. 23 years ago, Michael and I tied the knot at Mount Charleston. I don’t know that we realized then, that Vegas...