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How to Host the Perfect Summer Barbecue

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: You can’t host a classy barbecue for neighbors, co-workers, family and/or friends without wine. Yes, BBQ-and-beer have been “a thing” for eons. But if you really want to impress your peeps with your grilling

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4 Tips for To-Die-For BBQ and Wine Pairings

Summertime… and the grilling is easy… Oops. Sorry. Sometimes I subconsciously meld Gershwin and barbecuing. But you’ll never have that problem if you follow these tips for pairing wine with barbecue fare… Take your time. Barbecued food attains the height

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Missed Vinous Opportunities

Happy 5th of July! I hope you enjoyed some safe and sane fireworks last night, some quality time with family and friends, some good food and some good wine. Chances are, however, that the “good wine” part was up to

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The Thrill of the Grill… With Thrilling Wines

We love the aromas and flavors that oak barrel aging impart in wine — aromas and flavors that range from sweet to smoky. But because those flavors can be so assertive, many wines that see extensive time in new oak

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Under-the-Radar Wine Pairings

Blink an eye, and the month of July is half over! July is packed with “food days” — those official (or otherwise) celebrations of everything from (in the case of July) corn fritters to jelly beans. In fact, there is

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Keep on Grillin’ — A Tasty Dish to Serve With Big, Bold Red Wines

What’s that? You say you didn’t get in enough grilling over the 4th of July weekend? You still have some briquettes in the bag? Well, here’s a dish that’s easy to prepare and makes a wonderful starter course. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel

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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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Celebrate the 4th in Style — With Wine on Long Island

A week from today, we celebrate America’s independence. And what better way to do so than by raising a glass of wine? Several wineries on New York’s Long Island will be hosting special events over the long weekend, including on

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