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Adrianne Hanusek
Tucson, AZ
Blogger/Certified Sommelier
Interests: Family, wine, friends, pets, traveling, reading, writing, the outdoors
Recent Activity
I was given some rather vague marching orders when asked to talk to you.1 Something something something about what was interesting to me about the Napa Valley. (Pregnant silence….) via Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 25, 2011 at Niche Wine Blog
The 20th Anniversary ZAP zinfandel festival was a big hit this year, as always. While I wasn't able to attend all events, I did make my way through the grand tasting. It's the first wine event I've attended since being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Niche Wine Blog
Chimney Rock winemaker Elizabeth Vianna says this year’s harvest is not for the faint of heart. But, as the Indian summer continues, winemaker Chris Dearden said workers are harvesting all the varieties, the last of the whites and the first... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
One Wine Enthusiast and a Friend Will Spend a Week Exploring Chile's Wine Regions NEW YORK, NY (September 22, 2010)--In honor of the nation's bicentennial, the Wines of Chile Experience, supported by Chile Brands, Enotour and Puro Chile, announces Tweet,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
If wine is your passion, you and a friend may find yourselves traveling on your dream journey of food and wine exploration, tweeting your experiences along the way. via Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 4, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
New winery home to highly acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer ST. HELENA, CA – Mark and Teresa Aubert have announced the purchase of a new winery, located at 333 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, California, to house Aubert Wines. Aubert... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
I recently tasted two Italian wines, a white and red, that I think are great for summertime sipping. They are both from Masi Agricola, a leading Venetian producer of quality wines from Northeast Italy. Masi Agricola dates back to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Visa Signature credit card offers great perks at many Sonoma wineries. If you have a Visa Signature card, you already have a card that allows you to get special offers at over 60 Sonoma County wineries. If one of you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
As we all know, Father's Day is a very special day where we get to celebrate fathers from generation to generation. What better way to show appreciation than to give the gift of wine to those wine loving fathers. Wine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
from Anna Magliozzi Brancott Vineyards, creators of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and one of the founding members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, has partnered with Blue Ocean Institute and Chef Barton Seaver to support Blue Ocean Institute's effort to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
by Emanuel Solis Spring is the perfect time to discover wonderfully refreshing wines from Chile. Each of the cool coastal regions of this incredibly diverse country offers crisp white wines, as well as some refreshing reds, to complement a seasonal... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Part 3 of this series reviews the 8 wines tasted during the Wines of Chile Blogger Tasting that took place May 12, 2010. They are all 2009 vintage so I won't be including that in the titles. 1. Veramonte Sauvignon... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
One of the most interesting things about Chile is that it is the only country left that is a completely phylloxera free wine producing country. Phylloxera devastated North American vines and later European vines in the late 1800s. Phylloxera is... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Winemaking appeared in the New World in the 16th century, thanks to the Spanish Conquistadors. The vine spread south from Peru to Chile and Argentina by 1560. Viticulture flourished in South America until it began to suffer under a prohibitive... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Local winemaker Mike Benziger, of Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, has been awarded a 2010 Growing Green Award by the Natural Resources Defense Council, which recognizes leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food. via Continue reading
Reblogged May 21, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
By one estimate, 81 percent of winegrowing regions in the United States will be unsuitable for premium grape production by 2100. As executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council, her thoughts naturally drifted closer to home - to Oregon's young... Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Wines & Vines - Wine Industry News Headlines - Northwest Wineries' Sustainable Steps Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
I will be participating in a Wines of Chile Blogger tasting this evening from 7-9pm EST. We will be tasting 8 different Chilean Sauvignon Blancs from different regions. Master Sommelier, Fred Dexheimer will be answering questions along with the winemakers... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
(Russian River Valley, CA, May 5th 2010) -- Russian River Valley Winegrowers' (RRVW) Millennial Council, comprised of the region's next generation of farmers, winemakers and movers and shakers, is hosting its inaugural event, Single Night, on June 5th 2010 from... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
2009 CALIFORNIA WINE SHIPMENTS TO THE U.S. RISE MODESTLY: RETAIL VALUE FALLS 3% AS CONSUMERS TRADE DOWN SAN FRANCISCO – During the recessionary 2009 economy, California vintners shipped 467.7 million gallons (196.7 million cases) of California wine to the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
WineSur interviewed six widely-read bloggers in the United States to ask them about their views on Argentinian wines. They all agreed that wineries should work together, not individually, if they wish to make their mark on the Internet. via Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 14, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
Sonoma, CA (March 9, 2010) Executive Director Grant Raeside of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 4th annual Passport to Sonoma Valley, taking place May 15th and 16th... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
Sonoma County, CA (February 25, 2010) Mark your calendars for Sonoma’s premier wine, food and social event of the year. The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers, in partnership with the Sonoma County Vintners have announced the date and preliminary details... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog
"Wine blogging is the attention-seeking barking of lonely poodles," says Ron Washam. Few wine bloggers would be surprised to hear him say it. Washam uses his own blog, Hosemaster of Wine (, to skewer the industry in general and wine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Niche Wine Blog