Drink

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Perfect Pressed Punch Spring Cocktail

We wanted a cocktail that brings friends together by adding a collaborative and creative element. This cocktail is meant to be crafted for a pitcher and with an open mind. Does one of your friends grow mint in their garden? Does one friend have leftover limes from taco night, and do you have a new gin you’ve been meaning to try? 

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Spring Cocktail Recipes

Raspberry, Orange & Sparkling Rosé Slushies

Get #RoséReady for warm weather with Julia Turshen's rosé slushies!

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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

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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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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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 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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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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Cocktails on a tray with wildflowers.
Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Fever Gin Cocktail

Fresh lemon, ginger and the added bit of effervescence and bite from Kombucha mix perfectly with the botanicals in the gin as well as the herbal bitters. Perfect for those sun laden days ahead.

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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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Vineyard and sunrise.
Wine 101

Discover the Sonoma County AVAs

 Learn about the Sonoma County AVAs, what sets them apart and what wines thrive in which regions.

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