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How to Get Great Deals on Boutique Wines

Everybody loves a good deal. Hey, I’ve been known to spend $3 on gas to save $2 on groceries. When I’m looking for a great deal on boutique wines — wines that are always priced lower than retail, if they’re

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British Fizz: The Next British Invasion?

I have to admit it: When I first heard the phrase “British Fizz,” the first thing that came to mind was that Alka-Seltzer must be undertaking a brand extension in England. Remember that antacid product’s iconic theme song? If not,

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Prepare Your Own ‘State Dinner’ for Presidents’ Day

President Barack Obama hosted his first state dinner in March of 2010. Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson joined White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in creating an Indian-inspired menu that featured wine with each course. More on that in a moment.

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How Better Science Produces Better Wines

It’s truly amazing to see how far “sustainability” has come since the 1960s, when a group of people my parents labeled “hippies” first brought widespread attention to the concept. Today, we take recycling for granted, both when preparing our trash

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Don’t Waste a Sick Day — Drink Wine on Super Bowl Sunday!

If you’re a football fan, you know that there’s one more game to be played this Sunday, and you’ve probably been soaking in all the stats and stories that the sports media has been cranking out this week. I’m not

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How to Pronounce Some Common Wine Words

Why can virtually everyone look at a word like Champagne and pronounce it correctly, yet have so much trouble with other words associated with wine? The answer is simple: Pretty much everyone has heard of, sipped and enjoyed Champagne, but

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Celebrating Australia’s Cutting-Edge Wines

Today is Australia Day — the “National Day” of Australia — which marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships in New South Wales in 1788. It was known as New Holland back then, and the Brits sent

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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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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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Don’t Get Caught Without White Wines This Winter

I probably don’t need to tell you that winter is here. It began officially on Wednesday, although many parts of the country have been “feeling it” for weeks. For some people, that means “retiring” the white wines until next spring

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