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The Important Role Beer Plays in a Winegrape Harvest

California’s annual winegrape harvest typically extends well into October for certain late-ripening varietals. This year, however, it’s looking like the harvest season, which kicked off earlier than usual in August, likely also will be over much sooner than usual. One

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An Authentic Wine and Tapas Experience in Chicago

When it comes to reviewing food or wine, the older I get, the more I realize that absolutely nothing beats experience. When talking about experience, it’s important not to confuse it with age. I’ll take a 25-year-old restaurant reviewer who

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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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