Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cask 23: A Wine That Makes a Statement

When someone or something achieves iconic status, it doesn’t get much more prestigious. When I think of sports icons, Mickey Mantle comes to mind in baseball, Michael Jordan in basketball, Joe Montana in football, and Pele in that “other football”

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Get Social With Wine and Wineopoly

Pretty much every life experience I can think of is enhanced when it is shared. It’s even true in sports. There are numerous sports that have both individual and team competition components. Ask an athlete whether they’d rather win an

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Stress-Free Holiday Wine Shopping

A buddy of mine — in the fact, the man who officiated at our wedding last fall — has the shopping gene. He could spend all day at Costco, and then he could spend all evening regaling you with a

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Wine Is No Worry When You Ham It Up

Things were going so well. I wanted to take the burden of preparing the Thanksgiving meal off the shoulders of my beautiful bride, so I’d been plotting my strategy for weeks. Basically, I would purchase a pre-cooked turkey that merely

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Go Rogue With This Wine-Friendly Dessert

Yes, you could stop by the local pie shop or bakery and pick up a pumpkin pie to top off the big feast this Thursday. Yes, you could bake a pumpkin pie at home. Or, you could go rogue and

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Counting Calories? Have a Glass (or Two) of Wine

This is the time of the year when most of us start to count calories — and some of us have trouble counting that high! From tapping (okay, stealing from) the kids’ Halloween candy stash to scarfing down the Thanksgiving

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Posted in Wine and Health, Wine Buzz

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers — The Wine, That Is

We have an “early” Thanksgiving this year, as the fourth Thursday of the month falls on the 24th. If you follow the advice we give each year — to set up a table with a bunch of glasses, open up

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Holiday Wine Gifts Your Friends Will LOVE

You know the most wonderful time of the year is upon us when the shopping malls put up their decorations, the red and green packages of coffee appear on the shelves at your neighborhood Starbucks, and holiday catalogs start arriving

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Crackle or Pop? When Opening a Bottle, Either Sound Works

One more FAQ to close out the week… QUESTION: I recently received a bottle of wine from a friend that has a screw top. I thought all good wines came with corks. Is my friend trying to tell me something?

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Is There Going to Be a Champagne Shortage?

It has been a while since we answered some questions from our loyal (and appreciated!) blog followers, so let’s tackle one today and another on Friday. QUESTION: I heard that there’s going to be a big Champagne shortage. Is this

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