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Those Red Leaves Mean It’s Time for Red Wine

We are heading into one of my favorite times of the year: Leaf Peeping Season, otherwise known as autumn. This is not a recently acquired interest or hobby. My Mom was born in Vermont, where some of this country’s best

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Riesling Is Sweet… But Moscato Is Sweeter

Moscato has taken America by storm, replacing Champagne as the fizzy party drink of choice among young adults — and many not-so-young adults as well. The Moscato movement has been fueled, in part, by a number of songs that mention

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4 Ways to Celebrate International Grenache Day

“Deep within Aragon, a region in the north of Spain, a deep purple-red jewel dangles in bunches from vibrant green leaves. It has grown in the warm sun of its native land, filling with a characteristic berry-type sweetness and just

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All About Tempranillo

The couple had been sitting at the restaurant’s bar for just over 90 minutes. They’d been noshing on an array of tapas — mushroom carpaccio with wasabi vinaigrette, a mini Spanish omelet with chorizo sausage, fried eggplant with honey, chicken

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Are You Ready for International Cabernet Day?

There would be no International Cabernet Day were it not for Chardonnay. What could one type of white wine possibly have to do with developing a special day for one type of red wine? More on that in a moment.

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The Natural Wine Craze: What’s It All About?

Every generation wants to make its mark, and in the world of wine, the spreading popularity of “natural wine” can be credited largely to the interest of Millennials. As Tom Madrecki, who has partnered in a pop-up wine bar in

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Let’s Talk Bubbly: Champagne vs. Prosecco

You’ve just poured two flutes of bubbly wine — one a Champagne, one a Prosecco — and placed them next to each other on a table. They look pretty much the same, with streams of tiny bubbles cascading toward the

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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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International Albariño Day Celebrates an Underappreciated Variety

A little longer than 11 years ago in this blog, we asked the question, “Will Albariño be the next big thing in wine?” It had been a big thing in the Rias Baixas region of Galicia in Spain for generations.

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How Rosé Became All the Rage

You may have noticed there’s a lot of “pink” wine adorning tables in everything from neighborhood bistros to high-end fine-dining restaurants these days. It wasn’t that way ten years ago, and the last time we saw so much pink in

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