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Red Wine… White Wine… Orange Wine… Blue Wine…

When it comes to wine, I’m a bit of a traditionalist. I like mine to be red, purple, golden or salmon in hue. That pretty much covers most good red wines, white wines, sparkling wines and rosé wines. So what’s

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Does Your Taste in Coffee Dictate Your Taste in Wine?

Not to brag, but I believe I am uniquely qualified to tackle this particular topic. I often start my work day at our neighborhood Starbucks coffee shop, where I typically order the featured dark roast with just a little bit

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Pairing Wine With Australia’s Iconic Meat Pies

If you’re like me, some of your most vivid memories of vacations revolve around food. When I traveled to Australia, for instance, I enjoyed several meals built around fresh seafood, and a couple involving Australian meat pies. What, exactly, is

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The Most Expensive Wine in the World

There are two types of wine collectors: Those who stock up on what are perceived as the world’s finest wines for their own future enjoyment (and perhaps to impress their friends and associates with a well-stocked cellar). Those who buy

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Are You Ready for National Rosé Day?

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, people ask me what kind of wine they should buy to accompany the big feast. Because there are so many flavors involved — from corn bread stuffing smothered in gravy to sweet potatoes to cranberry

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Oysters and Wine Pairing: The Ultimate Revenge

It’s amazing I’ve maintained my sanity given all the culinary mixed messages I’ve endured during my lifetime. When I was a kid, I remember vividly that my Mom was not a fan of slurping. “Stop slurping!” she’d command if I’d

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Vegan Wine!

There are so many different kinds of wine today — and we’re not talking just about the array of varieties and blends from the various microclimates and wine regions of the world’s many winemaking countries. Among other “styles” of wine,

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Favorite Wines of the Top Celebrities

“Showman P.T. Barnum set the stage for modern celebrity culture by opening the curtain on mass entertainment in the mid-19th century,” wrote Amy Henderson in an essay. “He dazzled in an era before technology could ‘broadcast’ performance — before the

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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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