30 Nov11/30/2016: Does Studying Wine Decrease the Enjoyment of Drinking It?

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Welcome back to Wes Hagen’s J. Wilkes Wines blog.  Please make yourself comfortable and if possible pour yourself a nice glass of wine.  I’m a strong believer that wine education should always be accompanied by vino in our glass.  Would we study ...

13 SepHow to Drink Wine Like a Pro

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How to Drink Wine Like a Pro with a subtitle: ‘….unless that pro is a jerk or snob.’ 1) Reject snobbery. There was a time when snobs ruled the world of wine. Sommeliers were as rare as meteors, and maybe they took ...

28 JulSummer in Santa Maria: a 2016 Vintage Update

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It’s late July in Santa Maria Valley, California which means we are getting the cellar ready for winemaking and watching the grapes in the vineyard carefully for signs of ripeness. Lots of folks have been asking about Vintage 2016 and how things ...

14 JunOpening the J. Wilkes Tasting Room on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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Tasting Room Opens: 6/16/2016 2963 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Formerly Qupe’) Los Olivos, CA. 93441.  (805) 318-6680 Thursday-Monday, 11 am – 5 pm (last pour at 4:45 pm)   In less than 48 hours we will be opening the doors of the ...

17 MayCelebrating J. Wilkes Arrival in D.C.

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16 MayJ. Wilkes Blog #3: Pictures and Descriptions of the Nordic Leaders Summit at the State Department with J. Wilkes Wines, 5/16/2016

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Booya!! Empty glass! A photo posted by Wes Hagen (@wes_hagen) on May 13, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT   J. Wilkes wines have been featured twice in the last two weeks (May. 2016) at the State Department in Washington DC.   Two weeks ago, ...

10 MayJ. Wilkes Blog by Wes Hagen #2: Wes and J. Wilkes Go to Washington (DC)!

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First, I would like to congratulate Bruce Leiserowitz who was the winner of the first J Wilkes Blog Trivia question contest. Each blog contains a trivia question and the first correct answer, or the answer considered most correct to me, will be ...
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06 AprSpring, 2016: The promise of a new vintage!

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Budbreak with emerging Pinot Noir Cluster There is nothing as hopeful as a vineyard during ‘budbreak’–which is when the dormant buds open and new green growth emerges from the woody, wintery vines. It’s a moment that is perhaps more profound to a ...
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13 FebChardonnay: The Editorial Model of the Wine Catwalk

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Let’s agree to discuss three types of viticulture and the wine styles they produced: Ancient World, Old World and New World. Ancient World will refer to wines grown and created from the Paleolithic Era through the life of Louis Pasteur (19th Century/ ...
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13 FebNew World Wines with Wes Hagen

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