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Spirits 101

Spirits 101

Explore the definition of botanicals, distilling and more spirits specific language.

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Bottles of Ada Lovelace Gin and jars of botanicals.
Wine 101

Does vintage really matter?

Learn how a wine can be made one year and the next year with the same varietal (grape kind) from the same place and turn out different!

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A closeup of the Francis Coppola Director's Sonoma County Merlot label.
Wine Hacks

Decoding a Wine Label at the Grocery Store

A wine label is more than just a pretty face. Our winemaker Humberto Berlanga explains.

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Basil, cheese and tomatoes.
Expert Wine Pairings

How to Pair Basil with Wine

Basil is a summer favorite and it's flexible nature allows it to be used in many ways. Learn more about this "royal" herb and what wines to pair it with.

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Wine 101

How Do You Drink Canned Wine?

Winemaker Tondi Bolkan discusses all things canned wine, including the story behind our Sofia Minis.

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Who What Wine Pair

Who What Wine Pair: Chips & Dips

Watch as our CEO & Chief Winemaker Corey Beck classes up snack time by pairing Coppola wines with well-known chip brands in this episode of our new series “Who, What, Wine, Pair.”

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Wine 101

Tasting Tips

Not sure how to approach a wine tasting? Learn how with these helpful tips from Francis Ford Coppola Winery Winemaker Francois Cordesse.

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A man sniffing a glass of white wine.
Wine Hacks

Wine Faults and how to sniff them out

Learn how to determine if your wine is damaged through smell.

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Wine sediment.
Wine Hacks

What's in my wine?

Ever had something floating in your wine? Before you throw it out read up on what it could be.

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Wine expiration date.
Wine 101

How Long Does Wine Last?

Learn how long lasts and how to store it for optimal freshness.

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Group toasting with wine glasses and bottles of Claret and Pavilion.
Wine 101

Wine Dictionary

Ever wonder what the wine terms mean? We have a list of some of the most common wine terms, what they mean and when to use them.

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Wine barrels.
Wine 101

What are Toast Levels?

Toast levels in wine barrels impart many different flavors and aromas in wine. This easy to use infographic will show you which flavors and aromas are imparted by various toast levels.

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A table full of empty wine glasses.
Wine 101

Why Do Wines Get Scored and Why Should I Care?

Learn about wine scores you see or hear about in the grocery stores and why they're important.

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Feast like a Coppola

Blancaneaux Lodge | The Art of Traditional Cane Milling

Sugar cane is widely used and its creation truly is an art. Watch this to short video to see how it's made.

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Wine rack.
Wine Hacks

Storing Wine: Tips for Storing in a Small Place/Apartment

How to start your own wine cellar when you live in a small place.

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