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California Terroir is not a myth, but AVAs are

California Terroir is not a myth, but AVAs are

By Richard J. Serrano. When I first started selling wine in 2000, I loved studying AVAs, and I used to...

High elevation Bolivian Wine & Singani

High elevation Bolivian Wine & Singani

Above the clouds in the Andes Mountains Aranjuez Winery With vineyards at elevations over 6,500 feet above sea level, grapes...

2014, Food, and What I’ve Learned

By Richard J. Serrano, Director of California, Austria, and Distillates For those of us in the biz, getting asked about food...

How to Read a German Wine Label

How to Read a German Wine Label

(It doesn’t have to be so complicated) Let’s break our German wine labels down into two categories; the first we...

Reisling Grape

Tears of Riesling

By Richard J. Serrano, Director of California, Austria, and Distillates Sometimes selling Riesling makes me want to cry. The other...

Cathy Corison

Cathy Corison – A True Believer

Cathy Corison believes in the Bench. The Bench in question is the Rutherford Bench, that famous patch of Napa Valley...

d'Arenberg

Celebrating 100 Years

d’Arenberg is not your average winery. Established in 1912 and into the fourth generaton of management it is both innovative...