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Randy Caparoso Lets Grenache Sing

Randy Caparoso, Edi­tor-at-Large/Bot­tom Line Colum­nist at The SOMM Jour­nal and The Wan­der­ing Som­me­li­er Colum­nist at The Tast­ing Pan­el (among many oth­er titles), focus­es on Cal­i­forn­ian Grenache wines in his lat­est blog Is Cal­i­for­nia Grenache on a Cusp?

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Jun 1, 2015

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May 22, 2015

We’re In Good Company with USA Today’s 10 Best List

If you are look­ing for some amaz­ing Cen­tral Coast wines, make a day out of your wine tast­ing expe­ri­ence and check out some top-notch winer­ies just down the road from Beck­men Vineyards.

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Limestone in the Vineyard

May 20, 2015

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

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

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

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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