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Wine Habits of the Presidents

We have a new President, one who does not drink alcohol. Never has. That makes him unusual among U.S. Commanders-in-Chief. Here’s a brief look at the wine habits and preferences of some of his predecessors… It’s fairly well known that

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Posted in Editor's Journal

3 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Syrah While You Can

More and more, it’s looking like it’s going to be a long winter. For that reason alone, this is a perfect time to stock up on Syrah, the wine that goes by the name of Shiraz in Australia. But there

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

History’s Great Orators Speak Out on Wine

Today we pay tribute to the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose voice was quieted by an assassin’s bullet not quite 49 years ago. Dr. King was known for oratory skills, and no list

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A Simple Recipe for Lamb Chops to Take Your Merlot Off the Charts

It’s easy to fall in love with Merlot. First, it’s just plain pretty — a ruby-red hue that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s being swirled in a wine glass. Second, it’s among the most “mellow” of all red wines,

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Exploring California’s Top 5 Zinfandel Regions

You can procure Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from any number of countries. But there is only one country where significant acreage is devoted to Zinfandel: the good ol’ USA. And within the U.S., virtually all of the Zinfandel grapes are

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How to Cut Calories Without Cutting Wine

This is the time of the year when we’re inundated with advertising that’s designed to make us feel bad about ourselves — under the guise of helping us feel better about ourselves. Oprah expounds on the benefits of Weight Watchers.

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Posted in Wine and Health, Wine in the Glass

4 Wine Resolutions Everyone Should Embrace

For many years, I made New Year’s Resolutions and rarely kept them beyond a few weeks. Then I went through a period of not making resolutions. In recent years, I’ve been making some again, and I’ve found that the ones

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4 Wine Reasons to Look Forward to 2017

I’ve been looking forward to 2017 for a lot of reasons, and at least four of them have to do with wine… 1. It should be a great year for Pinot Noir. As this outstanding Pinot Noir collection demonstrates, Pinot

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Posted in Wine Buzz

The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne — Safely

We want you to have not only a festive and fun New Year’s Eve, but also a safe one. A bottle of Champagne — whether it’s a vintage wine like the floral, fruitful and fresh 2009 Cristal by Louis Roederer

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Posted in Wine FAQ, Wine in the Glass
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