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French Wines to Try: Let the Label Be Your Friend

Although label laws have been relaxed in recent years, trying to figure out what’s inside many bottles of French wine can still be a daunting task. That’s because most bottles are labeled by region (known as an appellation in France)

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Getting to Know the Wine Styles of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most unusual and exciting wine regions. Although it is not as well known and traveled as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, it is equally capable of producing majestic wines. Culturally, Alsace is as much German as

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Easier to Sneeze Than Pronounce

Imagine if you were able to create a wine in a test tube. What characteristics would it have? Hmm… Let’s start with an aroma that’s engagingly floral, perhaps with a hint of sweet spice and a note that would differentiate

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A Holiday Wine Country Vacation Planner

Two boxes of holiday greeting cards are sitting on the floor next to my desk. The cards are waiting patiently to be opened, written on, placed in envelopes, sealed, addressed, stamped and mailed. Yes, I’m one of those people who

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