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Get Social With Wine and Wineopoly

Pretty much every life experience I can think of is enhanced when it is shared. It’s even true in sports. There are numerous sports that have both individual and team competition components. Ask an athlete whether they’d rather win an

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Wine Is No Worry When You Ham It Up

Things were going so well. I wanted to take the burden of preparing the Thanksgiving meal off the shoulders of my beautiful bride, so I’d been plotting my strategy for weeks. Basically, I would purchase a pre-cooked turkey that merely

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Counting Calories? Have a Glass (or Two) of Wine

This is the time of the year when most of us start to count calories — and some of us have trouble counting that high! From tapping (okay, stealing from) the kids’ Halloween candy stash to scarfing down the Thanksgiving

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Holiday Wine Gifts Your Friends Will LOVE

You know the most wonderful time of the year is upon us when the shopping malls put up their decorations, the red and green packages of coffee appear on the shelves at your neighborhood Starbucks, and holiday catalogs start arriving

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5 Ways to Commemorate National Zinfandel Day

We are less than two weeks away from National Zinfandel Day. The special day for California’s special wine is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16. Here is what it’s all about, according to the folks at the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers

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Test Your Knowledge of Sparkling Wine

Before you know it, corks will be popping, froth will be flying and the season of celebrations will be in full swing. While sparkling wine makes a refreshing beverage choice at any time of the year — not to mention

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Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels: The Next Big Thing?

As we noted in this blog , barrels can play a key role in what a wine ultimately tastes like. A vast majority of barrels used for aging wine — something along the lines of 99.99999999999 percent — are made

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World Series Steakhouses: Cleveland vs. Chicago

With two games in the books, we now have a break in the 2016 World Series as the Indians and Cubs prepare for game three tomorrow night at Wrigley Field. Which gives us time to consider a critical question: Of

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Napa in November: 2 More Reasons to Visit

In yesterday’s blog, we shared information on two events coming to the Napa Valley next month: the Louis M. Martini Winery Lot No. 1 Tasting, and the Napa Valley Film Festival’s Movie Mogul Dinner. Here are two more events to

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Plan Your November Wine Trip to Napa Valley

November is just around the corner, and the turning of the calendar page brings with it several enticing wine-related events in the Napa Valley. Let’s take a look at two of them today, and two more tomorrow… Louis M. Martini

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