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Does Your Taste in Coffee Dictate Your Taste in Wine?

Not to brag, but I believe I am uniquely qualified to tackle this particular topic. I often start my work day at our neighborhood Starbucks coffee shop, where I typically order the featured dark roast with just a little bit

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The Most Expensive Wine in the World

There are two types of wine collectors: Those who stock up on what are perceived as the world’s finest wines for their own future enjoyment (and perhaps to impress their friends and associates with a well-stocked cellar). Those who buy

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Are You Ready for National Rosé Day?

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, people ask me what kind of wine they should buy to accompany the big feast. Because there are so many flavors involved — from corn bread stuffing smothered in gravy to sweet potatoes to cranberry

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Favorite Wines of the Top Celebrities

“Showman P.T. Barnum set the stage for modern celebrity culture by opening the curtain on mass entertainment in the mid-19th century,” wrote Amy Henderson in an essay. “He dazzled in an era before technology could ‘broadcast’ performance — before the

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Time to Celebrate National Wine Day — It’s Tomorrow!

For those who work Monday through Friday, I have good news: National Wine Day falls on a Friday — tomorrow, to be specific. So unless you have someplace to be early Saturday morning, you can stay up a little later

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Women Continue to Make Their Mark in World of Wine

2017 will long be remembered for the #MeToo movement, and rightly so. In the world of wine, however, women have been making their mark for decades — some as winery owners, some in winery management, some as vineyard managers and

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Red Wine Bath: A Grape Experience in the Big Apple

There are spa treatments… and then there are spa treatments. Did you know there are places you can go and soak in red wine? One such place is AIRE in New York City, which offers “The Wine Bath Experience.” According

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Full-Bodied vs. Medium-Bodied vs. Light-Bodied Wines

There’s a lot of lingo in the wonderful world of wine, most of it used to describe how a specific wine looks or smells or tastes. There also is language used to describe how a wine feels in the mouth.

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The Science of Wine Tasting

There is a great deal of science that goes into the making of wine. Of course, it begins in the vineyard with the choice of rootstocks, grafting, training and trellising, canopy management, pruning methods, growth regulators, frost protection and so

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At-Home Wine-Tasting Tips

Home is the place where we should be able to do pretty much whatever we want in whatever way we want… right? Of course… as long as we’re not breaking any laws. That said, it would be a crime to

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