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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Wine Lovers 0

Auburn , Holidays , Swirling Wine , Wine , Wine Tasting 🕔December 28, 2016

The New Year is upon us, and with that comes New Year’s resolutions. To help you out, Mt. Vernon Winery has compiled five resolutions for wine lovers because we want you to have the best experience with your glass of

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VIDEO: Wine Cave Dinner guests have food flamed in front of them

VIDEO: Wine Cave Dinner guests have food flamed in front of them 0

Auburn , Dinner , Wine , Wine Pairings , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔October 31, 2016

Chef Glen Johnson, of Under the Canapé Catering, prepared a delectable demonstration menu to pair with Mt. Vernon Wines on site at our recent Wine Cave Dinner. Chef Johnson, who spent many years as a chef for stars like Michael

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Study proves cheese improves the wine-drinking experience

Study proves cheese improves the wine-drinking experience 0

Auburn , Cheese , Wine Pairings , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔October 24, 2016

Food and wine have long been partners, specifically wine and cheese. Now, there is scientific proof that wine enhances the wine experience. A study completed by the Centre for Taste and Feeding Behaviour in Dijon, France, asked 31 regular wine

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Mt. Vernon Winery named best winery in Auburn

Mt. Vernon Winery named best winery in Auburn 0

Auburn , Travel , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔October 18, 2016

In case you haven’t heard, Mt. Vernon Winery has been named the Best Winery in Auburn by the Auburn Journal. This is the 13th year in a row that Mt. Vernon has won in this category. In addition to this

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Gov. Brown declares September ‘California Wine Month’

Gov. Brown declares September ‘California Wine Month’ 0

Travel , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔September 16, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation declaring September “California Wine Month.” In the official release, Gov. Brown stated the following: “While there is some dispute as to when and where the first vines were planted, it is clear that

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The best foods to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

The best foods to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon 0

Auburn , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔September 6, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular wines in California and around the world. It started in France when Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc were accidentally blended. The wine gained popularity in the Bordeaux area. In the 1970s, Cabernet

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The best foods to pair with Zinfandel

The best foods to pair with Zinfandel 0

Auburn , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery , zinfandel 🕔August 15, 2016

The warm climate makes California a near perfect place for Zinfandel wine grapes to grow. Zinfandel thrives in the Golden State despite it having true roots in Croatia. It is widely believed that Zinfandel showed up first in California during

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Why swirling wine is so important

Why swirling wine is so important 0

Swirling Wine , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔August 1, 2016

You have heard it before: You must swirl your wine before you drink it. And while certainly you don’t have to, for the maximum flavor, especially for a recently opened bottle of wine, you will want to properly swirl. The

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High summer temperatures make proper storage of wine important

High summer temperatures make proper storage of wine important 0

Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔July 28, 2016

It’s hot out there. Northern California summers can reach 100 degrees on a regular basis, and that presents a danger not only to your skin without sunscreen, but also wine. Leaving wine in direct heat for an extended amount of

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Merlot: The underappreciated wine

Merlot: The underappreciated wine 0

Merlot , Pinot , Wine , Wine Tasting , Winery 🕔July 28, 2016

Some say it isn’t bold enough. Some say it is only good for blends. And some just heard Paul Giamatti declare that “If anyone orders merlot” he’s “leaving,” followed by a more emphatic and explicit statement about how he’s not

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