Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pair Wine With Peeps — Everyone’s Favorite Easter Candy

Literally the day after Valentine’s Day, one aisle of my local pharmacy was transformed from a magical land of heart-shaped balloons and boxed chocolates to an equally magical land of stuffed bunnies and packages of Peeps. I have to admit

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Celebrate Spring With This Delicious Salad and Sauvignon Blanc

Spring certainly has been taking its time to arrive in many parts of the country this year. Late-March snowstorms have been Mother Nature’s way of letting us know, in no uncertain terms, who’s in charge of things. But even in

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Wine Pairing With Thai Food

As is the case with most types of regional and/or ethnic cuisine, there are two distinctive types of Thai fare. Most of us are most familiar with the Bangkok style, featuring dishes that place an emphasis on sweet and tangy

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The Wine Country Wildfires and Their Impact on Wine

The most profound impact of the wildfires that devastated parts of Napa and Sonoma counties last fall was the loss of human life. Then came the loss of property, including entire neighborhoods of homes, a handful of wineries and significant

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How to Properly Order Wine at a Restaurant

Dining out should be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. That goes for ordering the wine, too. But as consumers, we always need to keep in mind that a restaurant is a business, and a tough one at that. For many fine-dining

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What’s the Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine?

Wait a minute! That sounds like an answer from the “Stupid Questions” category on Jeopardy. Of course, the obvious answer is the color, but perhaps not so obvious is how the colors come to be. It all begins with the

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Why We Love Washington and Oregon Wines

Last fall, the Mrs. and I spent some time in the state of Washington. It was for the purpose of seeing and hearing Al Stewart perform his iconic album, “Year of the Cat,” from start to finish, backed by a

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Tasty Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

My daughter was a Girl Scout, and during those years I sold a lot of boxes of cookies to colleagues on behalf of her troop. I have been returning the favor ever since, purchasing boxes from friends, relatives and even

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How to Chill Wine in a Hurry

Guests have arrived unexpectedly. You’d like to share a nice bottle of white wine with them. But there’s a problem. The only white wine you have on hand is sitting on your wine rack, and it needs to be chilled

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