Author Archives: Maggie Bush

2017 Portopia Recipes

You asked….and here they are!  The recipes from our Portopia event. New-World Port 2005 – Beet Goat Cheese Arugula Salad New-World Port 2010 – Serious Mac and Cheese New-World Port 2016 Futures – Garlic Arugula Spinach Walnut Pesto Pizza Non-Vintage … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning – Part 2

The art of pruning back a vine or a tree is all about finding the right balance for improving fruit quality and quantity. The first thing to understand is that only buds from last year will produce fruit this year. … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning—Part 1

If you think back to the origins of agriculture, no doubt the domestication of animals was one of the most important changes our distant relatives could have made. Equally innovative is the concept of preparing soil and the planting of … Continue reading

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Cellar Experience

  Are you interested in a more intimate and education wine experience?  Then we invite you to join our cellar staff (Ryan and Tim) for a intimate wine and cheese tasting in our barrel room.  Ryan and Tim will walk … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Port (Part 2)

By Tim Wright As I alluded to in part one of this blog, my philosophy of wine tasting and wine discovery (wine appreciation, to coin a term) was heavily influenced by my being in the right place at the right … Continue reading

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New Ideas for a New Year

OK, so yes. I know that January 1st is “just another day” in the year, not really any different than March 22nd or October 24th (except maybe the weather). But still, we all tend to take this beginning of the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Port…Part 1

As you may know, every February Madroña celebrates Port. For twenty eight days (29 some years) we open and sample older vintage Ports from the library, pair Ports in the conventional way with chocolate or cheese, and explore unusual pairings … Continue reading

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