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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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Why You Have to Love Getting a Grab Bag of Wine

I love the Grab Bag Wine Club so much. With this Vinesse club, every “gift” I get is amazing — bottles of wine approved by the Vinesse tasting panel, and most of which have been featured in other offerings in

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You Can Be A Holiday Wine Superhero!

Do you have a favorite superhero? Did your favorite make Comic Book Movie’s list of the “10 Greatest Marvel and DC Comics Superheroes of All-Time”? Here’s the list: Batman Spider-Man Wonder Woman Captain America The Flash Daredevil Superman Iron Man

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How to Shop for Someone With a Picky Palate

It may be your spouse, a sibling, a parent, a best friend or a co-worker. It’s that person for whom buying a bottle of wine is a daunting task because they have a picky palate. I have encountered this conundrum

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Purple Heart: A Red Wine That Is Good AND Does Good

The favorite gift on my holiday shopping list this year? A three-pack of Purple Heart Red Wine for my father-in-law. For me, it’s a no-brainer. My wife’s Dad served in Vietnam, where he was injured so badly that he was

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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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