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History’s Great Orators Speak Out on Wine

Today we pay tribute to the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose voice was quieted by an assassin’s bullet not quite 49 years ago. Dr. King was known for oratory skills, and no list

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How to Shop for Someone With a Picky Palate

It may be your spouse, a sibling, a parent, a best friend or a co-worker. It’s that person for whom buying a bottle of wine is a daunting task because they have a picky palate. I have encountered this conundrum

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Cask 23: A Wine That Makes a Statement

When someone or something achieves iconic status, it doesn’t get much more prestigious. When I think of sports icons, Mickey Mantle comes to mind in baseball, Michael Jordan in basketball, Joe Montana in football, and Pele in that “other football”

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Finding Peace During and After Election Night

It’s finally here. Tomorrow, the most contentious Presidential election of our lifetimes finally — mercifully, some would assert — will come to an end. One might say that Thanksgiving is coming 16 days early this year. Whichever side you’re on,

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Part 3: Wine and Music Pairing

As we discussed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s blogs, I definitely feel that the “right” music can enhance the wine-drinking experience. In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical Merlot

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Pairing Wine With Your Favorite Genre of Music

If you’ve been following this blog for more than a month, you know how much I love music — especially when it’s part of a great meal that includes some good wine. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes

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Embracing Columbus’s Sense of Adventure

When I was growing up (which, admittedly, was a long, long time ago), we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Perhaps you had to memorize the same poem I did: “In fourteen

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Wines for Celebrating National Taco Day

It’s pretty safe to say that the first taco I ever ate came from Taco Bell. Which would make perfect sense, since that chain is credited with introducing the taco to people across North America beginning in the early 1960s.

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One More Reason to Love Lambrusco

So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco? There’s something I forgot to tell you. On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis. According to the website Fat

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Food-and-Wine Pairing Made Easy: 4 Tips

When matching wine with food, flavors are important. That’s fairly obvious. In fact, we talk all the time about matching wine with the dominant flavor of any given dish. For instance, a filet mignon calls for a different wine (I’d

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