Monthly Archives: February 2017

Drink These 3 Wines All Winter — You’ll Kick Yourself If You Don’t

In case you hadn’t heard, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. As we know, that means we’re in for more winter. Six more weeks, as of February 2. In my mind, I imagine a legendary cartoon character, Bugs

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British Fizz: The Next British Invasion?

I have to admit it: When I first heard the phrase “British Fizz,” the first thing that came to mind was that Alka-Seltzer must be undertaking a brand extension in England. Remember that antacid product’s iconic theme song? If not,

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Prepare Your Own ‘State Dinner’ for Presidents’ Day

President Barack Obama hosted his first state dinner in March of 2010. Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson joined White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in creating an Indian-inspired menu that featured wine with each course. More on that in a moment.

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How Better Science Produces Better Wines

It’s truly amazing to see how far “sustainability” has come since the 1960s, when a group of people my parents labeled “hippies” first brought widespread attention to the concept. Today, we take recycling for granted, both when preparing our trash

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Wine-Related Desserts That Are Sure to Impress

You know how they say that the first time is always the best? The first time I ever tried to make a Valentine’s Day dessert, I searched the family cookbooks (this was before every recipe ever concocted could be found

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A Novice’s Guide to Pairing Chocolate and Wine

There are those who will tell you that there is no chocolate that pairs well with wine, and no wine that pairs well with chocolate. These are not “bad” people. They simply are people with whom I strongly disagree. There

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TMZ Says Wine Is on the Way from Lady Gaga

Based on her performance during half-time of Sunday’s Super Bowl game, one could get the impression that Lady Gaga is capable of pretty much anything. And that would include making wine, according to TMZ. “Grigio Girls” was a bonus track

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How to Be a Romance Hero With a ‘Pretty’ Meal and Wine

Pinot Noir is the wine of romance, and in case you you’ve been watching too much football lately, I should remind you that there’s a very romantic “holiday” coming up next Tuesday. Pinot Noir often is described by any number

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Rooting for the Falcons? Open a Bottle of Merlot

I am a life-long Green Bay Packers fan. My Dad was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. But even though they obliterated the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, I will be rooting for the Atlanta Falcons in this Sunday’s Super

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Don’t Waste a Sick Day — Drink Wine on Super Bowl Sunday!

If you’re a football fan, you know that there’s one more game to be played this Sunday, and you’ve probably been soaking in all the stats and stories that the sports media has been cranking out this week. I’m not

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