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Salad Season Is Here! Time to Chop, Chomp and Sip

We love to experiment with recipes, adding our own little touches to them. There are two basic goals: to make them our own, and to make “adjustments” that produce a finished product with a specific wine-pairing partner in mind. In

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Wine Pairing With Thai Food

As is the case with most types of regional and/or ethnic cuisine, there are two distinctive types of Thai fare. Most of us are most familiar with the Bangkok style, featuring dishes that place an emphasis on sweet and tangy

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Tasty Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies

My daughter was a Girl Scout, and during those years I sold a lot of boxes of cookies to colleagues on behalf of her troop. I have been returning the favor ever since, purchasing boxes from friends, relatives and even

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Pairing Wine With Chocolate

Warning! You have just six days to finalize your plans for Valentine’s Day 2018. Valentine’s Day is always one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, which isn’t exactly conducive to a nice, quiet, romantic dinner. I think it’s

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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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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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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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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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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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Creating the Perfect Wine Meal

How do you like to enjoy wine? If you’re like me, the answer can be summed up in two words: with food. The culinary experience can be as simple as a cheese platter or a dessert tray… or as “gourmand-ish”

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