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France’s 4 Best Wine Regions

Listing or naming the “best” anything can be a daunting exercise in subjectivity, and that’s particularly true when it comes to types of wine, wine-producing countries and wine regions. That said, lists are fun, so I’ve decided to go out

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Wine City: An Amusement Park for Adults

It may seem incongruous to place the word “Chateau” before the words “Changyu Baron Balboa Xinjiang,” but this European-inspired winery in China’s resort city of Yantai is poised to become much more than just a wine estate. It’s being transformed

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Italy’s Most Beloved White Wines

Okay, let’s play “fill in the blank.” Ready? Here goes… Real Italians ________________________________________. I know quite a few “real Italians,” so I have a bevy of potential “blank fillers.” But this is a wine blog, so I’m thinking specifically of

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

7 Reasons Why Australia’s Wines Are Must-Tries Right Now

I could list about 59 reasons why now is a great time to discover the outstanding wines of Australia. Really… I could. But your time is limited and my fingers are already tired from a long day of typing, so

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Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

Top Wine Regions Around the Globe

Wine can be made pretty much anywhere. Decent wine requires a decent climate. But if you want GREAT wine, you need to look toward one of the world’s great winegrowing countries — nations most often blessed by a Mediterranean climate.

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How to Host the Perfect Summer Barbecue

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: You can’t host a classy barbecue for neighbors, co-workers, family and/or friends without wine. Yes, BBQ-and-beer have been “a thing” for eons. But if you really want to impress your peeps with your grilling

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The Past, Present and Future of White Wine

Everything goes in cycles, and so it is with white wine. In ancient times, much of the most coveted wine was white — typically sweet, and often fortified so it could be transported from the place of origin to faraway

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Posted in Editor's Journal

What the Start of Summer Means for Your Wine Plans

There is no part of the year that is unimportant in the vineyard. That said, some seasons are more important than others, and summer is when the grapes on the vines receive most of the nourishing sunshine they need to

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Don’t Let Summer Slip By Without Sangria

I first touched sangria to my lips on my 21st birthday. It was a weekend brunch at a Mexican restaurant, and about all I can remember about the drink is that it was red and served on ice. I did

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4 Reasons Sonoma County Should Be at the Top of Your Wine Travel List

People often are surprised when they learn that California’s Napa Valley does not hold the No. 1 position on my list of favorite wine regions to visit. Don’t get me wrong; I love Napa… and I love Napa Valley wines.

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