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11 Celebrities and Their Wineries

A number of celebrities — from musicians to filmmakers to athletes — have taken their love for wine a (big) step further by getting involved in the wine business. In some cases, it has involved lending their name (and money)

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The Health Benefits of ‘A Glass a Day’

Few beverages have been studied as extensively in the new millennium as wine — especially red wine. For those of us who love to drink the gift of the grape, the news has been good. (That grape gift, by the

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Why Chardonnay Is a Favorite White Wine

One of the most challenging aspects of describing Chardonnay also is one of the reasons it’s one of the world’s most popular white wines. Like few other white wines, Chardonnay can take on the personality not only of its place of

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Old World Wines vs. New World Wines

By accepted definition, “Old World” wines are those that come from the long-established winemaking countries of Europe — primarily Italy, France and Germany, although some would include countries of the Near East and North Africa in the definition. “New World”

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It’s Almost Time to Celebrate National Merlot Day

Anyone who really gets into wine has an “ah-ha!” moment — otherwise known as an epiphany wine. It’s the first time you take a sip from a wine glass and think, “Wow, this is really good. I’m going to have

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Thanksgiving and Wine: Be Prepared

We all know how challenging it can be to find the “perfect” wine for the Thanksgiving Day feast. With so many eclectic flavors on the table, it can be like trying to select just one wine to accompany a meal

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Winery Cats: Cuddling Opportunities Abound

You may think we’re writing a blog about winery cats because we’re just four days away from Halloween. Well, if this were a blog specifically about black cats, that would make a lot of sense. But this blog is about

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Entertaining and Wine: How Much Do I Really Need?

Hard to believe, but the holiday season is right around the corner. As soon as the Halloween products are removed from the shelves of your local supermarkets and drug stores, they’ll be replaced by Thanksgiving and, yes, Christmas items. If

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Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing

The spookiest day of the year is a week away. Anyone who has kids goes through a progression of life experiences related to this “holiday.” It begins with dressing up the real little ones in outfits they’d never select themselves

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Climate and Its Impact on Wine

In ancient times, almost every wine was what we’d today describe as a “field blend.” Not much was known about specific grape varieties, and various varieties would be planted haphazardly. At harvest time, all of the grapes — both red

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