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Clean Wines vs. Reality

Clean Wines vs. Reality

What do “Clean Wines” Claim? 

To get to the core of the subject, maybe it’s more helpful to ask what the marketers behind the catch-all term of Clean Wine claim? Because, once you dig just a little deeper into their assertions, there is nothing special about Clean wine.

  1. “Pairs well with a healthy lifestyle”
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Wine Tattoos: Will They Ever Be Cool?

Wine Tattoos: Will They Ever Be Cool?

We thought we would try and save you some of the remorse that we pretend we don’t have about our first tattoos by giving you some tips. And, because wine tattoos are a tough lot to work with.... what better topic then wine tattoos?! Because of the subject matter, wine tattoos have a tendency to be incredibly cheesy, and forced. Also, they can be pourly (pun) thought out, placed and designed.
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Wine Ratings vs Lucky Rock

Wine Ratings vs Lucky Rock

At Lucky Rock, we have had a…let’s say complicated relationship with wine ratings. Like an attractive, but out of our league, woman (or man, or gender non-binary) we have sought out critical reviews of our wines and have succeeded many times, and also have been spurned a few times. Today we want to take a deeper dive into the murky world of wine reviews.
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Screw Caps, Corks, and Other Wine Closures

Screw Caps, Corks, and Other Wine Closures

Having used both, screw caps and corks over the last +/-15 years of making wine we have learned that sometimes different jobs require different tools. Today we are discussing our decision to use a screw cap to close our wine instead of a traditional cork.
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Wine “Buzzwords”, and what they mean to you?

Wine “Buzzwords”, and what they mean to you?

Let’s be real, the world of wine is a convoluted, confusing mess. I mean, just look at how many different brands are on the shelf at your local grocery store. Today we'll break down a variety of key terms and buzzwords to help you find the best wine for you at a good price.
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The Best Wine: Price vs Quality

The Best Wine: Price vs Quality

A lot of our friends in the industry, who make some of the best wines we've had, feel that big wine producers are stealing the soul out of the business, and we agree. Maybe it is time to rethink what you value in wine.
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Which Are the Best Pinot Noirs?

Which Are the Best Pinot Noirs?

Many people will ask us ‘which are the best pinot noirs to buy, from where, how much, and why?’ At Lucky Rock Wine Co. we buy a lot of Pinot Noir (not just our own) and in order to find the best Pinot Noir, we like to factor in a few things: Location, Vintage, Practices, PRICE, and Douche Factor (not a fancy winemaking term… it’s just what you think).
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Red White and Rosé (made from Pinot Noir)

Red White and Rosé (made from Pinot Noir)

In honor of American Independence Day, we are writing this blog about red, white and rosé wine… made from Pinot Noir. The process is similar for most red grapes, but we’ll highlight Pinot Noir here. Many do not realize that Pinot Noir can be made into a red, white and rosé wine- it’s all about how you treat the fruit when it comes in the door- the cellar door. 
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Romancing the Vine

Romancing the Vine

We would make our own wine, bottle our own wine, and package our own wine - no shortcuts (well, not many). Instead of covering our labels with flowery descriptions, we’re here to give it to you straight- a fucking snake-  one that, if it's not comfortable in its skin...it sheds it.
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Best Sonoma County Wineries for Summer Sippin’

Best Sonoma County Wineries for Summer Sippin’

The sweltering heat is here and for a lot of people these days, this means picking up a case of alcoholic La Croix (hard seltzers), or some America Water (Bud Light) and that’s just fine and dandy. But for those of us who want a little bit more flavor, wine is still the staple beverage for summer.

In order to give you a little insight into what kind of vino would work perfectly in the sweltering heat of the summer months, we decided to pick a few of my favorite Sonoma County wineries that specialize in delicious, easy-drinking summer wines. 

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Sustainable Wine, Sonoma County Wineries and Good Pinot Under $30

Sustainable Wine, Sonoma County Wineries and Good Pinot Under $30

Lucky Rock Wine Co.’s Definition of Sustainable: Don’t be an ecological asshole

My Brother, and business partner, uses the analogy of cooking when trying to describe sustainability- I think it works. Basically, he says ‘when you are cooking sustainably, you don’t just keep the best part of the steak and throw the rest away. 

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In Regard to Good Vitis on Lucky Rock

In Regard to Good Vitis on Lucky Rock

From Good Vitis:  I’ll be completely open about my own experience with Lucky Rock. I’d never heard of it until Jesse contacted me, and after looking at the website and Instagram I set myself up for disappointment. The sauvignon blanc was solid, maybe even good, but the pinot noir blew me away. The reality is that Lucky Rock is a legitimate winery that punches above its price point.
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