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A Look Into Chilean Wines

While Chile may not be as famous as some other “wine countries,” it’s producing quite an array of palate-pleasing wines. From crisp, clean, fruit-forward Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, to big, palate-coating Malbec wines that are almost “inky” in hue, Chile’s

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Discovering the Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is best known for producing the same wine variety for which France’s Burgundy appellation is revered: Pinot Noir. But should you happen to run into a Willamette Valley vintner at his wine estate or a tasting event,

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Pairing Wine With Australia’s Iconic Meat Pies

If you’re like me, some of your most vivid memories of vacations revolve around food. When I traveled to Australia, for instance, I enjoyed several meals built around fresh seafood, and a couple involving Australian meat pies. What, exactly, is

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Why We Love Washington and Oregon Wines

Last fall, the Mrs. and I spent some time in the state of Washington. It was for the purpose of seeing and hearing Al Stewart perform his iconic album, “Year of the Cat,” from start to finish, backed by a

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