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Ireland, Wine, & Farming: How Rove Estate Honors the Winegeese and Land Stewardship

Ireland, Wine, & Farming: How Rove Estate Honors the Winegeese and Land Stewardship

Many don’t think of wine and the Irish as having much connection. But for over 300 years, the two have grown a deep relationship. And Crieghton and I honor and celebrate that connection at Rove Estate. In the 17th century, thousands of Irish fled Ireland – this exodus became known as the “flight of the wild geese.” Over 20,000 Irish left Ireland, eventually spreading to all parts of the world.  But where does wine come in? Some of these Irish families moved to the Bordeaux region of France and started vineyards. Soon Ireland became one of the biggest importers of...

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How to Drink Like a European: The Benefits of Moderate Wine Drinking

How to Drink Like a European: The Benefits of Moderate Wine Drinking

How to Drink Like a European: The Benefits of Moderate Wine Drinking The start of a new year often means the start of new habits. And for some, those new habits start with a “dry January” to give their mind and body a break. And also a chance to reset and reflect on the influence of alcohol in their lives with mental clarity – whether they drink moderately or feel they have a healthy relationship with alcohol. But when January ends, what’s the next step?  We believe you can still enjoy the wine you love and have a healthy relationship...

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Rove Estate’s 2022 Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Rove Estate’s 2022 Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Everyone loves a good holiday cocktail, but nothing beats the simplicity of a great glass of wine. Uncork the bottle, let it breathe, pour, sip, ah! So whether you’re going to Mom’s this Christmas or playing host yourself, we’ve put together a wine gift guide to make your gift-giving simple this holiday.  So sit back with a glass of your favorite wine and get ready to shop! Here are 7 wine gift ideas for this holiday season! For the Sunshine Mom – Rove Estate 2021 Riesling  Sunshine moms bring light and warmth to all of those around them. That’s why...

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All About Chardonnay: Your Essential Guide

All About Chardonnay: Your Essential Guide

Chardonnay wine is synonymous with “white wine.” Go to any wine bar, and when someone orders a glass of “white,” they usually mean Chardonnay. It’s a wine that ranges in style from lean and sparkling to rich and creamy – making it versatile in flavors approved by any palate.  So let’s pour a glass and learn more about Chardonnay. Chardonnay Wine’s Origin & History The Chardonnay grape originates from a cross between the Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc grapes. And it’s the most widely grown white grape varietal in the world.  The history of Chardonnay goes back to the Middle...

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