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2017 Vintage in St. Helena & Highlights from its Recent AVA Tasting

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Last week I attended the Appellation St. Helena (ASH) tasting. It was a preview event for the Premiere Napa Valley Auction. Twenty-one St. Helena AVA member wineries poured current releases, auction lots, and the occasional library wine. I tasted all 61 wines. It doesn’t make sense to provide notes for all of those here, so I’ll hit the highlights and address the 2017 vintage which was that of the auction lots.

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11 Things Wine Lovers Should Know about New Zealand

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Now’s a perfect time to boost your Kiwi wine knowledge. Spring foods pair very well with crisp, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. And May 4 is International Sauvignon Blanc Day. So pour yourself a glass and drink up while you read up on New Zealand and its wines.

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The Grape Varieties of White Bordeaux

by JJ Buckley

A number of grapes are blended to make white Bordeaux, some well-known and others less so. Here's a brief overlook at the varietals that can be found in these exciting wines.

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