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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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6 Toasts — 3 Heartfelt and 3 Hilarious — for New Year’s Eve

More sparkling wine is sold during the month of December than in any other month. The reason makes perfect sense: Millions of people welcome in the New Year with a toast, and more often than not, that toast is made

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3 Wines to Accompany a Tasty Tapenade

It’s always good to have some tapenade on hand to enhance the flavor of simple dishes or to spread on crackers when guests — expected or otherwise — arrive. If you’re hosting a party or just a few friends on

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Over a Barrel: Why the Source of the Oak Matters

You may know Vosges as one of the most indulgent brands of chocolate on planet Earth. Since I’m a wine geek, I also know Vosges as one of the five primary forests in France where most of the trees are

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You Can Learn a Lot from a Wine Label

Sometimes looking at a wine label, especially one from Europe, can be like trying to understand a foreign language — in many cases, literally. But if you know what to look for on a label, you can learn a lot

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