Monthly Archives: May 2018

Time to Celebrate National Wine Day — It’s Tomorrow!

For those who work Monday through Friday, I have good news: National Wine Day falls on a Friday — tomorrow, to be specific. So unless you have someplace to be early Saturday morning, you can stay up a little later

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How Much Do Scores on Wines Matter?

Some people are downright vitriolic in their disdain for scores being assigned to wines. “You wouldn’t assign a score to a painting, would you?” is a common refrain. “Or to a piece of music?” Painters and musicians engage in forms

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It’s 4 Days Until National Chardonnay Day; Are You Ready?

I had been drinking a lot of red wine over the winter, which seems to be a recurring theme with me. But when the first really warm day of 2018 arrived a couple of weeks ago, I instinctively reached for

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Table Grapes vs. Wine Grapes: What’s the Difference?

Dang it. We polished off our last bottle of Vinesse-curated wine last night, the wine rack is empty, and we have guests coming over tonight. No problem. We’ll just drive over to the market, buy a few bags of grapes

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Women Continue to Make Their Mark in World of Wine

2017 will long be remembered for the #MeToo movement, and rightly so. In the world of wine, however, women have been making their mark for decades — some as winery owners, some in winery management, some as vineyard managers and

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Tomorrow Is National Moscato Day — Let’s Celebrate!

And you thought tomorrow was just another Wednesday. Not so. Tomorrow is National Moscato Day. If you intend to raise a glass of this fun, delicious, delightfully sweet wine to celebrate, you’ll need a few fascinating facts to work into

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Red Wine Bath: A Grape Experience in the Big Apple

There are spa treatments… and then there are spa treatments. Did you know there are places you can go and soak in red wine? One such place is AIRE in New York City, which offers “The Wine Bath Experience.” According

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Salad Season Is Here! Time to Chop, Chomp and Sip

We love to experiment with recipes, adding our own little touches to them. There are two basic goals: to make them our own, and to make “adjustments” that produce a finished product with a specific wine-pairing partner in mind. In

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