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When did you have your wine awakening? Probably as a kid. My parents and their friends would host frequent house parties on my godmother’s houseboat in Seattle. I was always put in charge of beverage service. I was probably eight or nine at the time, but I would open and serve the sparkling, usually Freixenet …

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The term “celebrity winery” often comes with a soon to follow eye roll. Look, I get it. It’s easy to think, “Ok. Now you’re a vintner. Well, of course you are.” Ah, celebrities. Yes, it’s true many celebrities have a lot of money and sure, some of them probably just liked how fancy they felt …

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National Rosé Day is upon us! Celebrated the second Saturday in June, this year National Rosé Day falls on Saturday, June 11th. This is a great opportunity for all of you Rosé fans to imbibe that deliciously refreshing beverage we’ve all come to know and love. It’s also a creative and fun excuse to throw …

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There are so many different ways to make sparkling wines: from dry, rich traditional method (also known as Champagne method) to lighter, fresher Charmat method (also known as tank method – think Prosecco), and then into a lower-alcohol, usually off-dry bubbly made in the ancestral method.  There are so many different styles, even within those …

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Chef Daniel Edwards is currently the Owner and Head Chef at Maui’s Next Level Hospitality & Events. Prior to taking off on his own, Chef Edwards worked under big names such as Morimoto in his young but impressive culinary career.   Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Edwards was fortunate to be raised on fresh, …

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This summer, when you pick up that bottle of light, fresh, dry Provençal rosé, make sure you pair it right to accent it, without overwhelming its subtle flavours.  Not all rosés all built the same, but here are some recommendations for those bright, delicate wines that just scream for summer dishes. A lot of the …

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I visited Domaine de Frégate on Easter Sunday, mostly because it was pretty much the only winery open!  I’m so happy that I went!  I was immediately blown away by the constant stream of people coming through the doors of the tasting room, acquiring cases and cases of wine!  They all seemed to be regulars …

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Domaine de la Tour du Bon is located off a peaceful little winding road, close to the incredible medieval burg of Le Castellet (an excellent detour for spending a few glorious hours consuming some of the best French pastries you have ever tried).  A long time ago, according to legend, there was a watchtower on …

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