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One Wine, Two Names: Grenache Is Grrrrreat

Remember when Tony the Tiger was all, "Frosted Flakes are great!" Yeah. Well. Not that. 16.2% We repeat- sixteen point two percent. No, this is not some new version of Olympic scoring, but it IS the alcohol content of the 2011 En Gedi we just experienced out of Santa Barbara County, CA. Our latest foray into wine wonder, you may be asking? Grenache, ...

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Getting to “Lo” You: The Grape Girls on Wine, Journey, and Laura L. Thomas

In the beginning of GG time, there was wine...and it was good. Then there were these two girls that started wondering what would happen if they brought a little fun to wine....and it was also good- really, REALLY good. Then came Lo and Tee...the rest is...well, YOU know. It's GG Tee here- breaking from the norm and rolling solo for a sec to share with you what ...

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A “Reckless” Wine Cheer for Syracuse On This Final Four Weekend

Basketball. Such an energetic sport. All of that ball bouncing and squeaking... Final Four is happening this weekend and we ONLY know because our good friend, Elimu Nelson (of the famed '96 Syracuse Final Four team) told us so! He's so dreamy.... To honor this most epic championship (epic because apparently BOTH the men's and women's teams are in the ...

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BAM BAM In Bedrock: A Journey Into Zinfandel

 When we say "bedrock" what comes to mind? A modern, neanderthal family jogging a car down a prehistoric highway? Maybe a dinosaur crane lifting boulders to the top of a caveman skyscraper? Flintstones. Flint. Stone. Bedrock. All of these things are true AND so is the fact that Bedrock also happens to be the name of our latest journey into the world of ...

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Cat *beep* On A Gooseberry Bush: Our First Time with Sauvignon B.

There are many unexpected flavors in this world...and most of them can be found in wine. From oak to earth to barnyard, there really isn't an element in nature whose flavor goes unrepresented. That being said, imagine our surprise when we encountered an unexpected sniff of life in our discovery of "Muddy Water," a 2013 Sauvignon Blanc out of Waipara, New ...

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TRIbella. It’s To ‘TRY’ For.

  What's the old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try TRIbella™?" Yeah. That sounds about right. Not that The Grape Girls have failed at wine. Let's be real. We all know by now that if there is one thing we rock, it's drinking the vino. So what could possibly make WINE-ing it out better? Enter TRIbella™. Now, admittedly we, The ...

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Pinot Noir Part I: The Heartbreak Grape

Lovable lushes Lo & Tee here! Ever heard of The Heartbreak Grape? We hadn't either, until we started down the Pinot Noir path. But why is it called the Heartbreak Grape? Why not watch and find out. Kings Ridge Pinot Noir from the great state of Oregon joins us this week as our wine of the week. Grab a bottle, pour a glass and push play. It's a great day for a ...

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Viognier II: Production and Stuff

HEY-OOO! Lo & Tee here, reporting for duty. Last time, we introduced you to the Viognier. It's not just a prize-winning word at the spelling bee, it's a potentially tasty white wine. But watch out for this one; she's a moody one, totally affected by her terroir (terr-what? Watch and learn). Today, we explore how a Viognier is produced, taking it from vineyard ...

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The Grape Girls. Putting the “V” in Viognier.

Cold? Cranky? Tired of winter? Never fear, the Grape Girls here and ready to help you shake off that chill. We're summoning spring with our month long adventure into the wonderful world of Viognier. We'll even teach you how to SAY it... if you're nice. Bottoms Up, y'all. Let's Tip It and Sip It.  

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We Are Girls. And We Like the Grapes: A Manifesto

Here at The Grape Girls headquarters, we got a little iMovie happy. What initially began as a spoof on a movie trailer starring your lovable lushes, Lo & Tee, turned into a full-on video mission statement. Lights, camera.....WINE -GG

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