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Beckmen cabernet sauvignon

Jul 30, 2015 In: Wine 101

A Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon

When most peo­ple think of red wine, Caber­net Sauvi­gnon is the first grape that comes to mind. Known as the King of Red Wine, this full bod­ied, dark, con­cen­trat­ed wine is the most pop­u­lar red wine grape grown on the planet.

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Beckman purisima mountain vineyard

Jul 17, 2015 In: Wine 101

Basics of Biodynamic Farming

Fol­low along, as we go on a basic step-by-step jour­ney through the world of bio­dy­nam­ic farm­ing, from its ori­gin to its implementation.

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Live Ladybug Delivery

Jun 9, 2015 In: Wine 101

Release of the Ladybugs

At 8:00pm last Thurs­day night, my wife and I wan­dered through Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard, deliv­er­ing over 210,000 lady­bugs to our grapevines. It was a very cool expe­ri­ence, hand deliv­er­ing these lucky” bugs to spe­cif­ic vines.

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Limestone in the Vineyard

May 20, 2015 In: Wine 101

Why Soil Matters: Breaking Down Limestone at Purisima Mountain Vineyard

Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard is built on lime­stone sub­soil. This cal­ci­um rich soil type is per­fect for drought con­di­tions, increased plant health, and most impor­tant­ly, craft­ing pre­mier wines with a dis­tinc­tive min­er­al­i­ty and acidity.

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Mar 24, 2015 In: Wine 101

Why Steve Beckmen Chose Biodynamics

Find out why own­er and wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men decid­ed to start farm­ing Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard bio­dy­nam­i­cal­ly, and why the Block Six Syrah holds a spe­cial place in the Beck­men portfolio.

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Mar 20, 2015 In: Wine 101

7 Wine Buying Tips

The wine world can seem intim­i­dat­ing at times. Find­ing and select­ing the right bot­tle can be a daunt­ing task, espe­cial­ly at huge wine shops or busy tast­ing rooms. Are you sick of feel­ing like a novice? Want to be able to impress friends and fam­i­ly with­out spend­ing time study­ing wine? If this sounds famil­iar, this blog post is for you!

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Mar 15, 2015 In: Wine 101 Food & Dining

10 Commandments of Wine Pairing

When a food is paired well with a wine, hav­ing a bite of food will make you want a sip of wine, and hav­ing a sip of wine will make you want a bite of food. You expe­ri­ence a won­der­ful see­saw reac­tion between the com­bin­ing fla­vors. Find­ing this reac­tion is easy when you remem­ber the 10 com­mand­ments below.

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