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Is Your Wine Bad or Just Not for You?

Alicia Butler Monday, March 11, 2019

Finding your wine sweet spot isn’t always easy. You need to be willing to try some wines you won’t necessarily love before finding ones that seem like they are basically made for you. Finding the right wine can sometimes feel like finding a life partner. You need to find out what you don’t like before discovering what you do.

But what if your taste buds aren’t the problem? What if a wine is simply just bad? While we love bad boys, bad wine? Not so much.

Luckily, there are few red flags...

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March 2019 Wine Reading List

Alicia Butler Monday, March 04, 2019

What’s better than drinking wine? Reading about it. Just kidding. Drinking it is always better.

Sometimes being a wine connoisseur can get a little confusing. Luckily, we’ve got a few books that will help you navigate this sometimes-confusing world of wine, so you can get back to the important stuff: drinking it.

Trevor’s Picks: “Gallo Be Thy Name” and “To Cork or Not To Cork”

Have you guys met Trevor? He’s the one at the helm here at Terrific Tours. When it comes to wine books, the guy knows what he’s talking about. If you happen to run into him on one of your wine tours of Sonoma County, he’ll be more than happy...

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What to Do With Leftover Wine?

Alicia Butler Monday, February 25, 2019

Here in Sonoma Valley, we don’t even recognize the phrase ‘leftover wine’ as a legitimate concern. We can’t remember the last time we didn’t finish an open bottle (hey, we’re completionists, OK?).

Yet, we know that not everyone is as wine obsessed as we are. And we can’t bare the thought of any wine wasted because of improper storage. We get it, parties happen. Sometimes we open the wrong bottle. Maybe you’re just not as thirsty as you thought.

Which is why we are imparting some vital knowledge: a few ideas...

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Corks or Screw Caps and Bottles or Boxed Wine: Which Wine is Best?

Alicia Butler Monday, February 18, 2019

What would you say if we told you that we believed wine should be uncomplicated and easy to understand? Yes, we agree: that’s easier said than done. Yet we do believe that some of wine’s most existential questions can be answered simply. In fact, when it comes to the caps/corks and bottles/boxes debate, there’s an easy answer: It’s all good if it tastes good.

That’s why we’re breaking down the wine vessel debate for you into easily digestible answers. What’s better? Boxed or bottled wine? Corked or screw-top wine?

While we might not be able to definitively answer the world’s biggest existential questions, such as, “What does it all mean?” (but let’s be honest: the answer is 42), we can do you a solid...

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Wine and Food Pairings for Valentine’s Day

Alicia Butler Monday, February 11, 2019

There’s something about Valentine’s Day that just makes us want to drink more wine. Granted, we are almost always trying to find ways to drink more vino here in wine country. But for some reason, certain holidays seem to draw out the really special wine and food pairings for us.

If you’re looking for a last-minute recipe, we’ve got a few pairings...

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