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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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Pinot Noir: A Holiday Must-Have Wine

There are two reasons that Pinot Noir is my go-to wine at holiday time. The first is that it’s so versatile with food. Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with turkey and all the trimmings… with a beef roast… and thanks to

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Why We Just Can’t Get Enough of Argentina’s Wines

It has been barely a decade-and-a-half since wines from Argentina began to show up in the United States in quantities large enough to be noticed by anyone but collectors. Since then, they’ve become hugely popular thanks mainly to one variety:

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Make Your Holiday Dinners Outstanding with Perfect Wine Pairings

In case you missed it, Sunday was National Cookie Day, and with Christmas quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we receive our annual gingerbread cookie shipment from my big brother. It truly is the most wonderful time of the

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Go Rogue With This Wine-Friendly Dessert

Yes, you could stop by the local pie shop or bakery and pick up a pumpkin pie to top off the big feast this Thursday. Yes, you could bake a pumpkin pie at home. Or, you could go rogue and

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Wines for Celebrating National Taco Day

It’s pretty safe to say that the first taco I ever ate came from Taco Bell. Which would make perfect sense, since that chain is credited with introducing the taco to people across North America beginning in the early 1960s.

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20 Things to Eat With (Red) Zinfandel

Why do we love Zinfandel? Let us count the ways… Following are 20 dishes we can think of off the top of our head that can be excellent pairing partners for (red) Zinfandel — like the wines included in this

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One More Reason to Love Lambrusco

So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco? There’s something I forgot to tell you. On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis. According to the website Fat

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Pizza Time… and Time to Give Lambrusco Another Chance

For a country that makes so much wine, why do some of Italy’s vinous products get such a bad rap? Perhaps the answer can be found in the question. Maybe the sheer number of wine types produced virtually guarantees that

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Food-and-Wine Pairing Made Easy: 4 Tips

When matching wine with food, flavors are important. That’s fairly obvious. In fact, we talk all the time about matching wine with the dominant flavor of any given dish. For instance, a filet mignon calls for a different wine (I’d

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