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November 30, 2014
By Cheryl K Stauffer
SYV Wine Country Association

There are so many wine glass designs available today, that even the most studied sommelier may have difficulty identifying all of the varietal specific glasses. As you can see from The Wine Folly’s infograph, gone are the simplistic days of choosing between a red or white wine glass.


November 23, 2014
By Cheryl K Stauffer
SYV Wine Country Association
Let’s be honest. If you’re reading a blog on a wine-related website, you most likely are a wine drinker. Maybe even a wine lover.
And you’ve probably amassed a fair amount of 750ml empties over time. They’re competing for space with old magazines, newspapers and gnarly smelling empty milk cartons in your recycling bin.
Go fish them out—and wash them out—and prepare to tap your inner creative. 
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November 14, 2014
By Cheryl K Stauffer
SYV Wine Country Association

In less than 2 weeks, our nation will celebrate its 393rd Thanksgiving. Give or take. This holiday—which as far as I can tell, is just a green light to eat yourself into the next size—first burst onto the scene in 1621. 
The Pilgrim’s spent 3 days celebrating their first successful harvest. Yay Pilgrims!  What we call “Thanksgiving Day,” the participants of the inaugural meal called
“The Harvest Celebration.”
While we don’t know exactly what they ate, historians agree that Venison was probably served at celebration zero—a thoughtful gift from the “Indians.”
There was most likely wildfowl as well, along with native fruits, local vegetables and nuts.
All washed down with water.
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