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Vara Wines Win Bigs at San Francisco International Wine Competition

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – August 3, 2017 – VARA wines, a locally owned winery based in Albuquerque, New Mexico today announced that they were the proud recipient of several medals from the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Most notable are three silver medals won...

Yes, the Word "American" Can Appear on Wine Labels

Most wine consumers probably understand that when a label states “Napa Valley” or “Mendocino County” or “Finger Lakes Region,” that the wine in the bottle came primarily from the stated regions Read More

International Tempranillo Day inspires some sampling

If you engage in social media at all, you’ve undoubtedly noticed there’s a day honoring just about everything we consume: sandwiches, oysters, tequila — you name it. In fact, I’m writing this article on National Doughnut Day, which also doubles at National Chinese...

So Close and yet so VARA Way

What makes something local? We think of green chile as being quintessentially New Mexican, and yet tons of the chile we eat is actually grown in California, Mexico and beyond. Is it the stuff or is it the people that’s important? If your mom makes the red chile sauce...