Author Archives: Maggie Bush

Join us in Bordeaux!

MADROÑA VINEYARDS 2018 RIVER CRUISE A TASTE OF BORDEAUX Cruise Only: November 15-22, 2018 Paris Pre-Cruise Tour + Loire Valley Post Cruise Tour: November 13-25, 2018 BORDEAUX CITY Our Madroña Bordeaux Cruise travels next November and still has some space.  … Continue reading

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February 2018 Club Shipment

Dear Madroña Wine Club Members, Another winter is upon us (although it’s a balmy 65 degrees outside today), and our work in the vineyards with pruning and tying is taking much of our attention. But that’s not to say there … Continue reading

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Quintet Blending Event 2018

2018 Quintet Blending—A Must Attend for Those Interested in Understanding and Enjoying Wine More! Do you ever wonder how we come up with the percentages for our Bordeaux blends? As much as I may joke about using a set of … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy the Holidays from the Point of View of Wine

OK, here’s a real question. How many of us stress out with the upcoming holidays as we try to shop, entertain, write Christmas cards, put in a seasonal movie or two, cook, be with family and still breath? I’m thinking … Continue reading

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The Fires of October, 2017

As I sit here trying to write this blog about the devastation in the coastal wine country, I’m finding it hard to even start. It all still seems so unbelievable. Although we here in the Sierra Foothills seem to have … Continue reading

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Early Pick Riesling by Tim Wright

In the summer of 2013, I attended the Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle, Washington. The Riesling Rendezvous is an international event co-hosted every three years by Chateau St. Michelle and Dr. Loosen (of Germany) that brings together producers, wine and food … Continue reading

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What Does All This Rain Mean?

I’d have to say that the number one question I’m getting right now in the tasting room is, “So what does all this rain mean for the vineyards?” With over 80 inches of the stuff this last winter, I wish … Continue reading

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