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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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Mt. Vernon Winery partners with doctor to fight breast cancer

Mt. Vernon Winery partners with doctor to fight breast cancer 0

Charity , Wine 🕔August 31, 2016

Chances are that you or someone you know has or will battle breast cancer at some point. The numbers are staggering. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer

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California wine sales hitting all-time highs

California wine sales hitting all-time highs 0

Uncategorized 🕔August 21, 2016

Wine is good. California wine is really good, and the numbers back that up. Shipments of California wines hit a retail value of $31.9 billion in 2015 and the number of cases shipped from California reached an all-time high in

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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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Top 5 places to visit in Auburn, CA

Top 5 places to visit in Auburn, CA 0

Auburn , Hiking , Travel , Wine 🕔August 5, 2016

Auburn has a rich history in Northern California that dates back to the Gold Rush in 1849. It once served as a village for Native Americans, a tent city for gold miners and a bustling city during the construction of

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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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Four tips to properly store open wine

Four tips to properly store open wine 0

Uncategorized 🕔July 13, 2016

The wine-making process is a delicate process and if done properly, results in a delectable beverage to enjoy with friends and family. At Mt. Vernon Winery, we take that process seriously and put a lot of time and effort into

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The best foods to pair with Barbera

The best foods to pair with Barbera 0

Uncategorized 🕔July 13, 2016

A wine that originated in Piedmont, Italy, a region not far from the borders of France and Switzerland, has found a second home in Northern California Sierra Foothills. Barbara has become increasingly popular in Amador and Placer Counties, including Auburn,

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