Monthly Archives: December 2017

6 Toasts — 3 Heartfelt and 3 Hilarious — for New Year’s Eve

More sparkling wine is sold during the month of December than in any other month. The reason makes perfect sense: Millions of people welcome in the New Year with a toast, and more often than not, that toast is made

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3 Wines to Accompany a Tasty Tapenade

It’s always good to have some tapenade on hand to enhance the flavor of simple dishes or to spread on crackers when guests — expected or otherwise — arrive. If you’re hosting a party or just a few friends on

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Over a Barrel: Why the Source of the Oak Matters

You may know Vosges as one of the most indulgent brands of chocolate on planet Earth. Since I’m a wine geek, I also know Vosges as one of the five primary forests in France where most of the trees are

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You Can Learn a Lot from a Wine Label

Sometimes looking at a wine label, especially one from Europe, can be like trying to understand a foreign language — in many cases, literally. But if you know what to look for on a label, you can learn a lot

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