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Glassware: Size and Shape Make a Difference

A wine glass is more than a holding vessel for wine. The founders of Riedel stemware viewed the wine glass as an instrument to bring together: The personality of the wine. The smell of the wine. The taste of the

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Wine Safe at Home

We like to have several bottles of wine around the house at any given time — various cuvees for various occasions, to match various types of food, and to be ready for the occasional unexpected guests. When you’re not planning

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Walk the Wine Walk and Talk the Wine Talk

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. But when it comes to wine, the more you know, the more fun the experience can be. It would take a very thick book to fully explore the language of wine, in

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5 Tips for Pacing Yourself When Visiting a Tasting Room

The first time I visited “wine country,” I knew nothing about wine. Nor did I know anything about visiting a winery tasting room. I was a reporter covering a different industry entirely, and I was on a junket with about

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The Order of Things: Getting the Most Out of a Wine Tasting

The first time you visit a tasting room at a winery, it can be a daunting experience. Daunting in a delicious, palate-awakening, senses-satiating way… but daunting nonetheless. This is especially true if the winery offers lots of wines to sample.

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3 Tips to Help Keep Your Wine Collection Safe

If you live in an earthquake-free zone, you can store your wine bottles pretty much anywhere and not give them a second thought. They should be kept away from direct sunlight, of course, and at a relatively cool temperature. But

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10 Wine Tidbits and Tips to Kick-Start the New Week

An African retreat with a 2,000-bottle wine tower, a gazpacho flavor enhancer, and a wine-focused cruise are three of the topics in today’s list of 10 wine tidbits and tips… 1. MUMM’S THE WORD — Reims is the capital of

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5 Wine and Grilling Tips for the 4th of July

As I recall from my American History class, America declared its independence from England specifically so the settlers could light firecrackers and barbecue meat without fear of repercussion. Those are truths that are self-evident, and that’s why we celebrate the

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8 Tips for Navigating a Wine List

Selecting a bottle of wine at a restaurant can be a daunting, intimidating task — especially if you’re trying to impress someone, be it a date or a client or a boss. Here are eight tips to help relieve the

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Cleaning Wine Glasses… Effectively and Safely

Each year, we receive numerous inquiries about the proper way to wash wine glasses — both to get them as clean as possible, and to ensure that they don’t break. After the big Thanksgiving feast that’s just around the corner,

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