Cabernet Franc Day is Almost Here!
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3M ago
If you know Dracaena Wines, you know we are Cab Franc fiends. We consider ourselves the Cab Franc Champions in terms of promoting the grape variety.  This year, we will once again be participating in the Cab Franc Day Producer Roundtable on December 4th at 6pm Pacific. You can register for free here.  We will... The post Cabernet Franc Day is Almost Here! appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Exploring the Versatility of Chenin Blanc for Your Thanksgiving Feast
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
3M ago
This may be coming out a bit too late as Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but it will hold true for any holiday table.  Chenin Blanc is a fantastic wine to serve throughout the holiday season.  Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley. The French region, spans 173 miles, is home of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and... The post Exploring the Versatility of Chenin Blanc for Your Thanksgiving Feast appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Early Bird Gets the Crop: Exploring the Advantages of Morning Harvesting
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
3M ago
The 2023 vintage has been an interesting one in Paso Robles. The season started off with a bang. With such little rainfall the previous vintages, the winter brought much needed water to the vineyards.  I believe we received somewhere in the vicinity of 200% of our typical rainfall by the end of February. This historical... The post Early Bird Gets the Crop: Exploring the Advantages of Morning Harvesting appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Demystifying Wine Diamonds: What They Are and Why They Matter
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
3M ago
There are some topics in the wine world that are more confusing than others. One of these topics is “wine diamonds.” These are  tiny crystals sprouting out of your wine cork or settling at the bottom of your wine bottle. They may look like small chards of glass, but they are something very different and... The post Demystifying Wine Diamonds: What They Are and Why They Matter appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Wickedly Good; Pairing Dracaena Wines with Horror Films
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
4M ago
Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. I have always loved it. Dressing up as a character – of course my costumes were often vampires, werewolves, or horror film characters such as Freddy Krueger or Jason Vorhees. I also have a Halloween ritual. I sit down in the dark, with a bottle of wine and... The post Wickedly Good; Pairing Dracaena Wines with Horror Films appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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The Significance of Geographic Indicators: Unraveling the Alphabet
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by DracaenaWines
4M ago
You hear these letters thrown around quite a bit; AOC, DOC, AVA, but what do they actually mean? Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and American Viticultural Area all are shortened into these initialisms that represent designated areas in the wine world. Unlike, AOC and DOC where there is a governing body regulating specifically... The post The Significance of Geographic Indicators: Unraveling the Alphabet appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Cabernet Franc: A Must-Read for Wine Enthusiasts
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
5M ago
The origins of Cabernet Franc are a bit cloudy, as many regions believe they are responsible for its beginnings. The first writings about Cabernet Franc can be found in the 17th century in Bordeaux. At this time the grape was called Bouchet, however the current belief is that it originated in the Basque region Although... The post The Ultimate Guide to Cabernet Franc: A Must-Read for Wine Enthusiasts appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Resveratrol: A Miracle Compound or Just a Myth?
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by DracaenaWines
5M ago
Have you heard about Resveratol? Depending on the day of the year and the article you are reading it is either a miracle compound or a myth that needs to be busted. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound known as a stilbene. These compounds are found in a variety of plants to help aid the plant... The post Resveratrol: A Miracle Compound or Just a Myth? appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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Autolysis
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by DracaenaWines
5M ago
All living things have enzymes in them. Enzymes act as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. The two biochemical reactions that make the world go round are photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Between these two reactions, oxygen is released into the environment for us to breathe and CO2 is then expired. The plants... The post Autolysis appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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The History of Cloning: From Dolly the Sheep to Modern Winemaking
Dracaena Wines
by DracaenaWines
6M ago
The term clone brings up the image of Dolly. Do you remember Dolly? She made her debut in February 1997. Afterwards, Dolly was all the rage. I’m not talking Dolly Parton, but ironically she did play a role in the name of this new born sheep. The Roslin Institute located in Scotland was working on... The post The History of Cloning: From Dolly the Sheep to Modern Winemaking appeared first on Dracaena Wines ..read more
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