Monthly Archives: January 2018

Help! Which Wines Do I Serve at What Temperatures?

Have you ever been standing in line at Starbucks (or your preferred coffee house) and heard someone order their latte at 180 degrees? They’re not showing off. There’s actually a good reason for it. Most hot coffee drinks are prepared

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Your Guide to the King: Cabernet Sauvignon

Ever since Prince William got together with Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry popped the question to Meghan Markle, there has been renewed affection for British royalty. It’s part of a cycle that has seen the British throne both revered and

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How to Properly Store an Open Bottle of Wine

My bride and I had an opportunity to dine at one of the most romantic restaurants in the Phoenix area the other night: the Top of the Rock at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes. As you may have

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16 Soup-and-Wine Pairing Suggestions (It’s That Time!)

It makes perfect sense that January would be National Soup Month. The deep freeze that much of America has been in this month makes staying home and warming up with a hearty bowl of soup an idea that’s easy to

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Are You a Beer Drinker? You’ll Love These Wines

Let’s be clear about one thing: Beer lovers can be every bit as “snobby” as wine lovers. And I mean “snobby” in a good way. It’s really a perception of others. Perhaps a better word would be: aficionados. Simply put,

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10 Reasons to Pair Wine With Garlic

Ten years ago this month, we featured a recipe that is sure to appeal to anyone who loves garlic. Back then, I simply enjoyed the flavor of garlic and how it elevated so many types of food that I love

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4 Resolutions for a Better Wine Year in 2018

It’s only the second week of 2018, and I’ve already broken virtually all of my New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve added cream to my coffee, selected fries over a side salad, and wolfed down a big slice of chocolate cake. However,

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How ‘Terroir’ Impacts the Perception of Wine

When I first discovered the wonders of wine back in the 1980s, I encountered a lot of wines that I liked a lot. Various bottlings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewuztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon grabbed and

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Vinous Words of Wisdom to Kick Off the New Year

“A glass of wine in one’s hand is rather like a jewel, isn’t it, a large, liquid one?” ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse The first thing that catches our attention about a glass of wine is what it looks

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