Monthly Archives: February 2018

Tricks for Avoiding a Wine Headache

Nobody likes to be in pain, especially when that pain can be avoided. We certainly don’t want to deal with pain that’s caused by something as inherently enjoyable as drinking wine. Obviously, the best way to avoid a wine-induced headache

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Wine Perception: The Differences Between Flavor and Taste

As a writer, one thing you learn, above all else, is that words matter. Early in my career, I turned in a story that included the sentence, “Over 1,500 people were in attendance.” The editor circled the word “over” and

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Counting Calories: Why Red Wine Drinkers Should Not Fret

We are almost through the second month of the year, but that doesn’t mean everyone has broken their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight. That means a lot of people are watching their calories. The good news for lovers of

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Tweeting About Wine: 5 Accounts Worth Following

On any given day, 100 million people are tweeting, reading tweets or both. There are 330 million people who are considered “monthly active Twitter users.” Everyone who uses the social media platform has people or organizations they follow, and in

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Secrets Revealed: How to Read a Wine Label

There has always been a bit of mystery surrounding the labels that adorn wine bottles. First and foremost, they are designed to attract the attention of consumers — to stand out on supermarket or liquor store or wine shop shelves

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Pairing Wine With Chocolate

Warning! You have just six days to finalize your plans for Valentine’s Day 2018. Valentine’s Day is always one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, which isn’t exactly conducive to a nice, quiet, romantic dinner. I think it’s

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Organic Wines: Are They Worth Seeking Out?

Some called them flower children. Others called them hippies. I can vividly recall my father watching the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite one day during the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco and just shaking is head. “Look at

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Wine Glasses: How Many Types Do I Need?

A wine glass does more than simply serve as a holding vessel for wine. The founders of Riedel stemware viewed the wine glass as an instrument to bring together: * The personality of the wine. * The smell of the

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