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November 2007

NVWR® 56 – California Wine History

by David on November 27, 2007

You might be surprised to know that the epicenter of the California wine industry was in southern California for almost half of our over 200-year history and only shifted north with the gold rush. How did we get here and how did so many regions in California grow to be recognized and admired as producers […]


Q: Proper Serving Temperatures?

by David on November 24, 2007

Question from Sally: Hello Nancy! We are members of the Goosecross wine club and have acquired some very good wines from you. We recently purchased a wine cooler. Can you please tell me the proper temperature for chilling/serving both whites and reds. Thank you for your prompt attention to this request. Reply: Hi, Sally! Thanks […]


NVWR® 55 – To Cork or Not To Cork

by David on November 13, 2007

In this episode George Taber, a journalist whose career has spanned over 40 years, tells Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, all about his new book To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science and the Battle for the Wine Bottle. Please listen through this […]


Q: What About this Decanting Gadget?

by David on November 2, 2007

Question from Jeaninne: We just recently came across a device that you pour through into your glass that decantes or enhance the aroma and taste of the wine instantly. I cannot recall the name but it runs around $50. Have you heard of this? Reply: Thanks for writing! It’s quite a coincidence that you happen […]