Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne — Safely

We want you to have not only a festive and fun New Year’s Eve, but also a safe one. A bottle of Champagne — whether it’s a vintage wine like the floral, fruitful and fresh 2009 Cristal by Louis Roederer

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Yes, You CAN Open a Bottle of Champagne With a Saber

Around my house, we don’t count down to New Year’s Day; we count down to New Year’s EVE. Even though we enjoy Champagne and sparkling wine throughout the year, we tend to get out the “good stuff” on New Year’s

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Don’t Get Caught Without White Wines This Winter

I probably don’t need to tell you that winter is here. It began officially on Wednesday, although many parts of the country have been “feeling it” for weeks. For some people, that means “retiring” the white wines until next spring

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Pinot Noir: A Holiday Must-Have Wine

There are two reasons that Pinot Noir is my go-to wine at holiday time. The first is that it’s so versatile with food. Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with turkey and all the trimmings… with a beef roast… and thanks to

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Why the Grocery Store Is the Last Place You Want to Shop for Champagne

The headline says it all. Here are four reasons you’re much better off putting your trust in the Champagne experts: Most grocery stores stock their wines standing up. They age more gracefully when laid on their side. Most grocery stores

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Why You Have to Love Getting a Grab Bag of Wine

I love the Grab Bag Wine Club so much. With this Vinesse club, every “gift” I get is amazing — bottles of wine approved by the Vinesse tasting panel, and most of which have been featured in other offerings in

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You Can Be A Holiday Wine Superhero!

Do you have a favorite superhero? Did your favorite make Comic Book Movie’s list of the “10 Greatest Marvel and DC Comics Superheroes of All-Time”? Here’s the list: Batman Spider-Man Wonder Woman Captain America The Flash Daredevil Superman Iron Man

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How to Shop for Someone With a Picky Palate

It may be your spouse, a sibling, a parent, a best friend or a co-worker. It’s that person for whom buying a bottle of wine is a daunting task because they have a picky palate. I have encountered this conundrum

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Purple Heart: A Red Wine That Is Good AND Does Good

The favorite gift on my holiday shopping list this year? A three-pack of Purple Heart Red Wine for my father-in-law. For me, it’s a no-brainer. My wife’s Dad served in Vietnam, where he was injured so badly that he was

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