Piedmont Produces Fabulous Food-Friendly Wines

The definition of “acid” doesn’t exactly evoke images of rolling hillsides covered with grapevines. From Encyclopedia Britannica: “Any substance that in water solution tastes sour, changes the color of certain indicators (e.g., reddens blue litmus paper), reacts with some metals

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Glycoproteins: The Real Reason for Wine Allergies?

We had guests over the other night so, of course, we uncorked a few bottles of wine from our cellar (a small closet underneath the staircase). One gentleman passed, saying that drinking wine gave him a headache, and a friend

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Which Do You Prefer — Burgundy or California Pinot Noir?

Ask a confirmed lover of red Burgundy what he thinks about California Pinot Noir, and you’re likely to be met with a raised eyebrow and a sniff. Burgundy aficionados know what they like and typically believe that all other wines

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Something to Consider When Cooking With Wine

No matter how careful we are with our wine — keeping it in a temperature-controlled room, out of the reach of sunlight, and stored on its side — sometimes we encounter a “leaker.” That’s when a dried cork has allowed

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