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The 411 on Storing Wine: Does It Ever Expire?

When you’re shopping for milk, what’s the first thing you check on the container? The expiration date — right? Same thing with a container of yogurt, or a loaf of bread, or a package of meat, or a can of

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Know Your Cheeses — Why It Matters When It Comes to Wine

People have been serving wine and cheese together for generations. But are they getting the most out of the experience? We can probably all agree that not every cheese pairs well with every wine — just as you wouldn’t serve

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The Best Wine Books to Read

Summer is the season for reading. In addition to novels and biographies, wine books can make excellent choices for drifting away with the written word — especially with a glass of your favorite wine at hand. Here are five wine books

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The World’s Best Restaurant Wine Lists

Wine Spectator magazine has done much to promote fine wine through the years, and one of its greatest contributions involves compiling an annual list of the world’s finest restaurant wine lists. You can find links to its list of 3,700

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A Toast to the Toast

I attended the wedding of my lovely goddaughter last month, and there were a number of toasts proposed at the reception. A week earlier, I’d attended an awards banquet. There, too, toasts were in abundance. Each New Year’s Eve, we

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Biodynamic Wines: Earthly-Friendly Alternatives

It’s one of those “buzz words” in the world of wine that simultaneously creates a lot of excitement and a certain degree of controversy. The word: Biodynamic. The excitement stems from the idea that Biodynamic wines are made in a

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From Kegs to Bottles to Cans: The Evolution of Wine

I am not much of a beer drinker, and when I do drink beer, it’s almost always at a Japanese restaurant and drawn out of a tap. I rarely drink beer out of a bottle, and almost never drink it

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Size Matters: Get to Know the Various Sizes of Wine Bottles

Those bottles of wine you receive from the wine clubs of Vinesse or through our Cyber Circle offers are what are known in the trade as “750s.” That’s the standard size for wine bottles, and the 750 is the number

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5 of Our Favorite Wine Quotes

Wine is a topic that lends itself to memorable observations. That’s because it not only is a beverage, but also an esteemed food companion, a symbol of celebrations and a humble instigator of conversation. Quotes about wine can be found

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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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