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smelling-wine

We reached into the virtual mailbag recently and found this question from an eager Tasting Room member: How do I taste – really taste, I mean? Am I supposed to keep the wine in my mouth for longer before I… [Read more...]

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Red Chile Sauce — Lot18

  Cooking with dried chilis is a labor of love, and the nuances of flavor that come from this method really cannot be beat. Although reading through this you might also feel the labor it really is a lot of simmering,… [Read more...]

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways - Lot18

It’s pumpkin season! Store refrigeration cases are filled with 6-pack upon 6-pack of pumpkin beers; the infamous pumpkin-spiced latté is in every café; and every corner store has piles of pumpkins showcased out front.  At our house, we love to decorate with… [Read more...]

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10 Instagram Accounts Wine Lovers Follow

Social media isn’t just hard to ignore – it can be an essential tool for connecting with people and companies on a more personal level. I find there’s no better social tool than Instagram, and in the wine world there’s nothing… [Read more...]

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Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup — Lot18

It is hard to believe fall is upon us. This is the time of year to let things simmer and roast away in the oven. Windows are typically open and you can always catch the smell of something good from your neighbors’ kitchens… [Read more...]

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