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March 6, 2018
 

So, how important is the shape of the glass that you are pouring into? It wasn’t until I took advanced sensory analysis at Cal Poly that I truly understood and appreciated the function of wine glasses. A properly chosen wine glass does not only significantly enhance a tasting experience, it can also mitigate undesirable sensory qualities.

 

 
January 25, 2018


2018 will undoubtedly hold many special occasions for our family and yours. When you celebrate those occasions this year, I'm sure you'll pay careful attention to planning a special meal, so let me help a bit here to get this New Year off to a great start!

 

 
October 8, 2017


The Al Lago Wines' family is now just a little over the midway point of harvest. 2017 is an exciting year for us! We are pleased to introduce a few, new varietals into our blends this year. More on that in the months ahead. 

 

 
August 28, 2017


Ampelography is a challenge to master, but learning the basics could make you the most popular person at your next wine-tasting party. So what is there to know and how do you get started? Let's find out!

 

 
August 14, 2017


Let's tackle one of the more mysterious elements of wine-making: terroir.

 

 
May 3, 2015


Each new year, the work in the vineyard begins all over again in late winter or early spring while the vines are in their winter dormancy. In our existing vineyard, the vine's canes are carefully pruned in February. In early April, any replanting that needs to occur in the vineyard will occur as well.

 

 
March 25, 2015


Have you ever pulled a cork on a bottle of wine and seen what looked like broken glass glued to the bottom of the cork? Some people get freaked out about it, but the simple fact is that it's totally harmless. Others think it's sediment, but they would be incorrect as well...

 

 
February 26, 2015


It is all the natural surrounding elements of the vine that help define the wine. Each sip of Vino al Lago wine enjoyed tells a story of the Santa Rosa Valley, our vineyard, and our winemaker, Guillaume.

 

 
February 18, 2015
Enjoy a stroll through the expansion area of our vineyard on this video. We are excited to plant it on April 1st 2015.

 
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