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Unusual Food-and-Wine Pairings That Will Surprise Any Wine Aficionado

“Red wine with meat, white wine with fish.” For eons, that was the mantra of both winemakers and chefs, who sought to simplify the often-mystifying challenge of pairing our favorite adult beverage with specific dishes. That myth was exploded in

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Are You Ready for International Cabernet Day?

There would be no International Cabernet Day were it not for Chardonnay. What could one type of white wine possibly have to do with developing a special day for one type of red wine? More on that in a moment.

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Know Your Cheeses — Why It Matters When It Comes to Wine

People have been serving wine and cheese together for generations. But are they getting the most out of the experience? We can probably all agree that not every cheese pairs well with every wine — just as you wouldn’t serve

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Your Guide to the King: Cabernet Sauvignon

Ever since Prince William got together with Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry popped the question to Meghan Markle, there has been renewed affection for British royalty. It’s part of a cycle that has seen the British throne both revered and

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3 Wines to Accompany a Tasty Tapenade

It’s always good to have some tapenade on hand to enhance the flavor of simple dishes or to spread on crackers when guests — expected or otherwise — arrive. If you’re hosting a party or just a few friends on

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Climate and Its Impact on Wine

In ancient times, almost every wine was what we’d today describe as a “field blend.” Not much was known about specific grape varieties, and various varieties would be planted haphazardly. At harvest time, all of the grapes — both red

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Your Common Wine Questions Answered

Wine can seem like a complicated thing, from different varieties and flavors to regions to glassware to tannins (and you may even be asking, ‘What are tannins?!’ We’ll get to that another day.), the list goes on and on. Here’s the

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A Great Way to Celebrate California Wine Month

September is California Wine Month, and I have the perfect way for you to celebrate the occasion: Join the California Treasures Wine Club! Why did Vinesse develop a wine club focused specifically on the wines of the Golden State? Simple:

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7 Reasons Why Australia’s Wines Are Must-Tries Right Now

I could list about 59 reasons why now is a great time to discover the outstanding wines of Australia. Really… I could. But your time is limited and my fingers are already tired from a long day of typing, so

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The Perfect Reds and Dazzling Whites of the Pacific Northwest

Whether you get your national weather report each morning from ABC, CBS, ABC, The Weather Channel or some other source, you’re probably never surprised when you hear that it’s going to be stormy in Portland and Seattle. But not all

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