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Wine Industry
April 03, 2013 Posted by
One of the key ideas they I learned when I was training to be a sommelier was the importance of vintage.  Indeed, when you order wine from a world class restaurant and the sommelier presents the wine at your table, the first words to leave his or her mouth will be the year — or the vintage — in which the wine was produced. “Ah, yes here is your 1982 Château Lafite… an excellent choice, Sir.”
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Wine Industry
January 24, 2013 Posted by
A Profile of Five, Slightly Obscure — But Uncommonly Delicious — Varietals That Are Sure to Make Any Celebration Sparkle.
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Wine Industry
August 16, 2012 Posted by
At a conference for venture capital and private equity CFOs, SVB's master sommelier Raymond Nasr delivered a presentation on "Five Fundamentals of Successful Food/Wine Pairing". His remarks dovetailed perfectly with the theme of the conference which is, "The Power of Connections." After all, what better way is there to connect with people than over a fine meal?
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Wine Industry
March 22, 2012 Posted by
This is really two separate questions. The first question is whether California appellation names on labels can be used to predict style and quality. The second question is whether the use of these names is financially beneficial to wineries.
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Wine Industry
November 15, 2011 Posted by
So long as they keep their distance from Internet-based startups, there’s nothing at all wrong with bubbles. In fact, when a few bubbles mix with your guests at your holiday gathering, they have the potential to lift your party magic to new heights!
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Wine Industry; Europe
July 11, 2011 Posted by
It is the last day of final exams at Oxford University. Euphoria is in the air, along with the fragrance of fine sparkling wine as it flows freely through the college quadrangles. Students are celebrating the end of another grueling examination season.
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Wine Industry
January 07, 2011 Posted by

What you may NOT know is that Silicon Valley Bank remains the only financial institution with 35 banking professionals entirely focused on the needs of over 350 winery and vineyard clients in Napa, Sonoma and other regions along the Pacific Coast.

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Wine Industry
November 08, 2010 Posted by
When it’s time to plan this season’s special Holiday gathering, why not reach for the Classics? Our Holiday Wine Buyer’s Guide presents five excellent wines for different holiday settings.
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