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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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Spring's Best White Wines *Sneeze, Cough*

Spring's Best White Wines *Sneeze, Cough*

It is almost white wine season again, although we tend to smash white wine all year-round. The sound of people sneezing in your direction and then not washing their hands, and goopy noses hints of Spring coming
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BOX-SHAPED FOOD, FOOD TRUCKS, AND WINE: THE ULTIMATE PAIRING

BOX-SHAPED FOOD, FOOD TRUCKS, AND WINE: THE ULTIMATE PAIRING

Wine is, basically, fermented grape juice - that’s all. It’s the drink of Kings and Queens and peasants alike. Food is the same! Sure, you can eat a $100-per-plate dinner, but you can also make some damn fine food at home. Lucky Rock Wine Co. is akin to our food equivalent: THE FOOD TRUCK.

Not that we don’t appreciate a taco truck, but that concept can be polished up a bit. Throw some new paint and branding on a taco truck and BOOM you have a ‘FOOD Truck.’

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Tattoos and Wine- It's Cool Now, Right?

Tattoos and Wine- It's Cool Now, Right?

We like to think of ourselves in the same capacity as the modern chef would...'Who really cares if we have a tattoo or a ton of them! We are busy cooking in the kitchen'- probably at a well know restaurant you may frequent. Besides, we are a little rough around the edges, and proud of it- although don’t challenge us to make the best lamb shank you have ever tasted- we can do that (making great wine at a good price, in our case).
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Boots on the Ground- Sales in America

Boots on the Ground- Sales in America

But wait… isn’t this America? Don’t we want the raw, real, rough and tumble truth?Don’t we want the hard-hitting, hard work homage to the American Dream. That self-made sort of story all about drudging toward your dream, digging your claws in, day in and day out, until that dream is realized?

Nope, not anymore, especially not in the wine business…

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