Monthly Archives: December 2013

Toasts to Ring in the New Year… Plus Safety Tips for Popping the Cork

Chances are good you’ll be opening a bottle of bubbly tonight… be it a California sparkler, a Prosecco from Italy, a Cava from Spain or the real deal — Champagne from France. There’s also a good chance that someone will

Posted in Editor's Journal

Raise a Glass to the 2014 Rose Parade

You won’t want to miss the 2014 Rose Parade on Wednesday morning. For the first time in the parade’s 125-year history, there will be a float that celebrates California wine. The float is being sponsored by Stella Rosa Wines, a

Posted in Wine Buzz

A Closer Look the Wine’s Aging Process

Many people enjoy cellaring wine for long periods of time, in hopes of having it evolve into a truly memorable elixir. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But when it does, it can take wine enjoyment to a whole new

Posted in Wine FAQ

Does a Drink a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

The debate over the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol probably will never end. Readers Digest recently reported on the results of a study that focused on women and their drinking habits.

Posted in Wine and Health

Leftover Turkey? Pour a Glass and Try This Recipe

For a different way of dealing with leftover turkey this holiday season, try this tasty dish, which pairs nicely with Pinot Noir or Beaujolais.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

How to Make the Layover More Bearable

If you’re flying this holiday season, there’s a good chance you may be connecting through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. And if that’s the case, be prepared for weather-related delays. They are common this time of the year in that part

Posted in Wine Buzz

3 Tips for Being a Responsible Party Host

This is a very special time of the year. Yes, it also can be stressful, but the opportunity to re-connect with family and friends is difficult to resist, and one of the best ways to do that is by hosting

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How to Keep Better Track of Your Holiday Calories

It’s the holiday season, and that means many people will be attending parties and lifting a glass… or two. Many of us count calories when it comes to food, but we ignore the caloric intake associated with beverages. Where does

Posted in Wine Buzz

Sparkling Conversation for the Bubbly Season

It’s that time of the year again: time for bubbles! Americans once again are embracing not only the Prosecco bottlings of Italy and the Cavas of Spain, but also the fine Champagne of France. In 2009, 12.5 million bottles of

Posted in Wine in the Glass

Home for the Holidays: Festive Pairing Possibilities

Entire books — really thick ones — have been written about food and wine pairing. One would think that it’s a scientific endeavor, rather than the simple pursuit of pleasure. While there’s no question that drinking precisely the right wine

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes
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