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| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Let's make this 4th of July sparkle! Here are some new ideas on your favorites...all Red, White & Blue. Chilled Sweet Red Pop your bottle of Sutter Home Sweet Red in the cooler with the beer & sodas. On a hot summer day, the slightly sweet, bright fruit flavors are a treat. Sutter Home...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Today officially marks the first day of summer: it's the longest day of the year and here in Napa, the one of the hottest so far! We'd like to declare the Summer of 2011 to be the Sutter Home Summer! We have a wine for every summer occasion , we're running Build a Better Burger (don't forget to...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Are you going wine tasting this summer? Almost every state in our fine country has vineyards and many, many states have tasting rooms! If you're one of the lucky ones to visit wineries for vacation or on a weekend getaway, we want to know if you have any questions about going wine tasting. Post...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
We know that you love our wine and we want you to know that we listen to your comments! We see there's an interest in getting large quantities of our Sutter Home mini bottles (187mls) and we're here to steer you in the right direction. Do you want a bunch of mini bottles for a party? You can visit...
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Vintage-dated means that at least 85% of the grapes were grown & harvested in that particular year. For example, if you have a bottle of 2009 Sutter Home Merlot that you just picked up at the store, then the Merlot grapes were grown & harvested in 2009. We believe that this is a quality cue...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Just a friendly reminder to enter this year's Build a Better Burger contest! We know you've been working hard on your entry and we wanted to wish everyone good luck! Enter now! Click for more burger fun... Burger Personality Quiz How to Handle Ground Beef 100 Days of Burgers And a special thanks to...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
We've been producing mini bottles for years but somehow they never manage to fall out of style. They're perfect for so many occasions - sippin' - excuse us - sittin' by the pool, watching the game with your friends, backyard BBQs, picnics at the park...the list goes on & on! What is your...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
California. Oregon. Washington. France. Italy. Virgina. Texas. Germany. Argentina. Chile. Spain. Wine is produced everywhere! It may be hard initially to get a handle on each wine region, so we just want to start scratching the surface. Let's start with parts of California. California is broken up...
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Today's Wine 101 post is about how to taste wine. We've found a helpful video from Wine Spectator that we want to share with you. This video breaks wine tasting down into four S's - See, Sniff, Sip, Summarize. One tip we've found helpful is to breathe out through your nose after you swallow but...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
On April 15, we could hear the grills firing up. Ok, not really, but that's when the 2011 Build a Better Burger contest opened! This is our 21st year of running this contest and we do hope this is the year you perfect that recipe and send it in to us. Burgers and wine - the perfect pairing. Wine...
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Wine openers, corkscrews, wine keys, gimme-the-wine-already openers...Some are cute, some are functional, some are both. Which one is right for you? Server openers: These are probably the most common. If you want to purchase one of these, be sure to look for the double hinged type for better...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
You like wine. You are of the viewpoint that wine should be enjoyed at every occasion, even if that occasion is Taco Tuesdays. Now, what to do with all those corks! We've scoured the internet to find some cool ideas on what you can do with all of those corks. We found wreaths, clocks, floors, walls...
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It's spring & Napa Valley vines are coming to life! In early March, tiny shoots break through on the vines (bud break.) The bright yellow mustard plants are almost gone and the vines are finally showing their small green leaves. Vineyard managers keep a close watch on their vines at this time...
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Is my white wine too cold? Is my red wine too warm? Vice versa all around? Just like everything in wine, this can turn into a huge debate or it can be kept simple. Let's keep it simple! Let's say you're hosting a dinner party tonight. You have everything ready to go and you even remembered to put...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Though it may seem like the wine industry has progressed quickly in the packaging area, there is still a fundamental debate on closures: cork or screw cap? Some may feel like they've lost some "romance" when they choose a bottle with a screw cap closure instead of a cork. Some may feel like the...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
We just wanted to share with you a quick video from the Napa Valley. This was shot last week on an overcast day. Most of the vines around the valley are embraced by vibrant rows of mustard flowers, bringing the dormant vineyards to life! iTpiuRUFWCk Cheers!
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Wine. We know you love it. The pop of the cork, the splash into the glass, pairing with dinner. You may be a wine liker, a wine lover, a wine geek. You may want to just enjoy it but you may want more…we’re here to bring you more. Fun facts! (Thanks to Napa Valley Vintners !) ~California vineyards...
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The big game is almost here! We have some quick ideas for you to make it easy so you can watch the game too (or at least the commercials!) Spicy hot wings with Sutter Home Moscato Chili cheese nachos paired with Sutter Home Zinfandel Burger sliders with Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon Veggie platter...
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Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Do you and your sweetheart have plans yet? We’ve got a couple of ideas for you… 1. Keep it mellow. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to make an evening special. You, your significant other, a home cooked meal and a bottle of...
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Three weeks in…where do your resolutions stand? Did you make resolutions like: work out more, eat healthier, try new wines, have a signature recipe, visit new cities…? If that looks anything like your list, we hope our recommendations below will help you stay on course and feel great about 2011...