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Happy Earth Day 2013 from The Wine Company

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Staying true to our philosophy at The Wine Company involves many factors. One of those factors is embracing family ownership of wineries, which in turn leads naturally to land stewardship. Who wants their kids to be running through a field of chemicals (especially if they like to snack on the grapes)? Organic
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Frog’s Leap Part Three: Dry Farming and Alcohol Levels

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“Shhhh... keep your head down so the neighbors don’t see us!” said John Williams, co-founder of Frog’s Leap Winery in the heart of Napa Valley. Shovel in hand, we dashed across the property line and into his neighbor’s field of Cabernet. “Dig a hole, dig anywhere, and tell me what
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Frog’s Leap Part Two: The Iconic Label and Early Days of Organic Farming

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The Frog's Leap story, part two To celebrate our kickoff of Frog's Leap Winery at The Wine Company, we want to share their amazing story and history with our readers. If you have not yet read it, be sure to check out part one of their amazing story. *** The iconic label Larry Turley and
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Frog’s Leap Part One: Riding West

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We are proud to announce The Wine Company as the Minnesota distributor for the legendary wines of Frog's Leap of Napa Valley. As you get to know the story and philosophy behind Frog's Leap, you'll understand why all involved consider this partnership a perfect fit for The Wine Company. Last month
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April 2013 is EARTH MONTH at The Wine Company

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As part of our continued commitment to sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farmers, along with celebration that The Wine Company has been carbon neutral in all operations since January of 2012, we are declaring April EARTH MONTH! (photo is of a chicken at Cline Winery's Greenstring Farm, which you will learn more
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Torrontes and Malbec: the gems of Padrillos of Argentina

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The recession has been good to Argentine wine. Starting in 2008, when consumers put the brakes on buying wines over $40 a bottle, many turned in droves to Argentine wines, Malbec especially, to satisfy their cravings. In 2009, Argentine imports were up 34.1% in volume, and the double-digit trend continued
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Defining Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic wines

Want to start a fight in a tasting room? Ready to see some Riedel get winged across a table at a great restaurant? Do you want to hear a sommelier pontificate endlessly on a subject other than how the bottle of Chambertin you just bought is holding up? Just say this:
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“Green” wines part three: Biodynamic wines

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Few subjects in the wine world raise eyebrows, ruffle feathers, and generally cause more confusion than the subject of Biodynamics. Based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics is a response by farmers who are concerned about the degradation of their lands. The basis of Biodynamics is more than just the prohibition
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