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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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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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The Best Winery ‘Food Experiences’ in Napa Valley

Yes, you could stop at Gott’s Roadside for an exceptional burger and a milkshake for lunch, but this is the Napa Valley. When in Napa, take advantage of food-and-wine pairing opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Here are three of

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6 Wineries in 6 States You Don’t Normally Associate With Wine

I have visited all but three states (Maine, West Virginia and Arkansas), and have made sojourns to winery tasting room in a vast majority of the states I’ve visited. I seek out wineries like others seek out art galleries or

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Before You Pour… Is a Coravin Needed?

There’s a “process” that occurs each time we open a bottle of wine. It’s called aeration and, simply stated, it’s when wine that has been stored in a sealed bottle meets an influx of oxygen for the first time since

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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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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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What Do You Pair With Blue Wine?

I admit it: When it comes to sparkling wine, I’m a traditionalist. I prefer the type of bubbly featured in the Entertainer’s Fantasy Sparkling Collection — a Blanc de Blancs from France… a Rosé from Italy… a Brut from Spain.

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Why I’m Voting for Wine Samplers Over Wine Growlers

The Rolling Stones famously informed us that we might not always get what we want, but we just might get what we need. In the state of Washington, some wine drinkers are getting what they want, but if new legislation

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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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