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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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Make Your Holiday Dinners Outstanding with Perfect Wine Pairings

In case you missed it, Sunday was National Cookie Day, and with Christmas quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we receive our annual gingerbread cookie shipment from my big brother. It truly is the most wonderful time of the

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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 Music With Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio

In yesterday’s blog, we began a completely non-scientific examination of the relationship between music and wine enjoyment. We suggested that just as there are wine and food pairings that could be considered simpatico, so are there wine and music pairings

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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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How to Stock Your Home Wine Cellar (or Rack)

When you’re first “getting into” wine, learning about all the different varieties and growing regions and aging regimens and customs can be a daunting experience. At the very beginning of what, for many, becomes a life-long journey, all that most

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4 Lessons Learned from an Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The mention of a grilled cheese sandwich in yesterday’s blog reminded me that during my last year living in Chicago, I had the opportunity to try Graham Elliot Bowles’ take on the American comfort food classic at his take-out shop

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Kicking Off the Harvest Season in Carneros

The Tognetti-Bayview Vineyard in the Carneros region of California’s North Coast kicked off the 2016 grape harvest for sparkling wine specialist Schramsberg. The first grapes were brought in on August 3. “The Bayview vineyards every year come in earliest of

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