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A small northern Nevada town of Yerington is an unlikely place for a high-powered sommelier to hail from, but Kirk Peterson, beverage director and certified sommelier of Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, Las Vegas, says he owes much of his inspiration to his Norman Rockwell-ian upbringing and his food-obsessed family. “Growing up in a small …

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Yes – we can still say ‘Summer Sipping” as summer technically is still in effect! We were reminded of this fact when we said ‘last days of summer’ last week and a Crushed Wine app fan kindly corrected us – thank you! So, as we head into our favorite month here in Northern California – …

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Happy 4th of July! Its summer and time to celebrate with friends and family!  We are always inspired to try some new wines when summer rolls in and this summer we are introducing some new ones to the celebration.  On deck are an Italian Prosecco to wake up the taste buds, a dry Provence rose …

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Lovely Loire Valley

June 25, 2013

This week we are highlighting our week in the Loire.  With that we are here to set the record straight – the Loire Valley is producing amazing wines and is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world – got that France!  The Loire plays second string to its loftier neighbors, Champagne, Bordeaux …

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