4 Must See Places in Sonoma

4 Must See Places in Sonoma

It’s no secret that in the California Wine Region, Napa Valley reigns supreme. This small plot of Earth receives over three million visitors a year, spending over 1.6 billion dollars a year! And who can blame them? The Napa Valley is ethereal and transporting, it can be easy to fall in love, completely neglecting surrounding regions. But before you tie the knot with Napa, maybe take a look at it’s younger sister, Sonoma.

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5 Must See Wineries in Long Island

5 Must See Wineries in Long Island

The hustle and bustle of New York City is simply mesmerizing. People travel from around the world just to experience the energy it gives off. But those who work day to day on those streets know the residents of the city that never sleeps could use a nap! So where do you go when you need to get out of the city and experience some R&R? Why not take a short trip up to the Long Island Wine Region!

Long Island is filled with quaint towns and picturesque houses. But it’s also home to some renowned wineries. These wineries are scatter between the North and South Forks of the Island. So how do you know which are worth the trip? Take a look at our top 5 must see Long Island Wineries and start planning your next trip!

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9 Must See Locations in Napa Valley

9 Must See Locations in Napa Valley

Napa Valley. A picturesque town of rolling vineyards and never ending sunsets. There’s a reason this slice of “Europe in America” gets over 3 million visitors a year. With more than four hundred wineries (comprising some eight hundred wine brands) as well as restaurants and shops, a visit to wine country can be a little daunting. Fear not friends! We’ve compiled a list of the top 9 must see attractions to make your planning a little easier!

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3 Ideas for Leftover Wine

3 Ideas for Leftover Wine

Leftover wine is not something most oenophiles come across. However, even this Pearl agrees, there are times when you’ve almost poured that last fourth of the bottle down the drain (perish the thought). While this remains the cardinal sin of wine lovers, there’s no need to fret. There are other options! Take a look at three things you can do with dreaded extra wine:

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The Pearl vs The Wine Vessel

The Pearl vs The Wine Vessel

So, let’s put wine on the therapist’s couch as it were and talk a little about its home life.  Namely, what are the different methods for storing wine? Why do we use oak and does it matter which region the oak comes from? What is the deal with stainless steel? (yes I meant to rhyme. Rhyming is cool, ask anybody.) Let’s delve in and talk about Wine’s earliest childhood memory: It’s home in clay.

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The Pearl vs The Cork

The Pearl vs The Cork

Let me tell you a little fact. The Pearl is Italian. What? I’ve already mentioned this 50 or 60 times before? Well it’s true, and it means one very important thing. While most other little girl pearls were off playing with dolls and riding their bikes (can a pearl ride a bike? Not the point…) this five-year-old pearl was touring vineyards in Napa and opening her first bottle of wine (to serve to others, not to drink! Seriously guys, what kind of childhood do you think I had? Shame on you) So you can imagine my chagrin when we flash forward several years in time to the introduction of, queue thunder clap and small child screaming in terror, The Screw Top!

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Taste of Purple visits Lieb Cellars

Taste of Purple visits Lieb Cellars

The team at Taste of Purple are on a lifelong quest for the unique. The wine community is a constantly changing organism: always looking for new and innovative ways to enjoy their wine while holding on to the traditions that make the wine culture what it is. It can at times be difficult to strike a balance between the old and the new. We found a wonderful example of that balance at Lieb Cellars.

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