Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wine Suggestions for Turkey Day… Even If You’re Not Serving Turkey

The Thanksgiving feast has been called the most difficult food-and-wine pairing meal of the year. In a way, that’s true. But if you look at it in another way, the exact opposite is the case. What you first need to

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Red Wine and Music: A Global Perspective

The first three letters of Greg Trooper’s last name provide a clue as to what he does for a living. That’s T-R-O as in troubadour — a singer/songwriter extraordinaire who glides under the radar of most people, but has a

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Merlot Mate: A Different Take on Mashed Potatoes

Want to add a little sizzle to your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Try this recipe, which yields about 8 servings, and pour a glass of fruit-forward Merlot or Zinfandel to sip with each bite during the meal. MASHED POTATOES WITH ROASTED

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5 Tips for a Tantalizing Tapas Experience

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” I’ve heard that observation credited to everyone from Mark Twain to Katherine Hepburn. A little research reveals that it more likely originated with a little-known writer named Ernestine Ulmer, who actually put it slightly

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