A Lesson on Lillet

apértif: an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite; a French word derived from the Latin verb aperire, which means “to open”. While I don’t drink it often, there’s something I love about an apértif. The French have made sipping it before supper an everyday thing, but it’s always seemed a little more special…

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Winemaker Spotlight: Rob Davis

Rob Davis did not set out to be a winemaker. In fact, he had always planned to study pre-med at the University of California at Davis. This past fall, Rob celebrated his 40th harvest at the Jordan Winery in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and I couldn’t help but wonder when and why he traded in the stethoscope for…

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