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Why Chardonnay Is a Favorite White Wine

One of the most challenging aspects of describing Chardonnay also is one of the reasons it’s one of the world’s most popular white wines. Like few other white wines, Chardonnay can take on the personality not only of its place of

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Wine Glasses: The Shape of Things to Come

Let’s see if I can remember what I learned at a seminar conducted by wine glassmaker Riedel several years ago at the Kendall-Jackson tasting room in Sonoma County… First and foremost, there are four “sensations” in wine: Bouquet — 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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Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

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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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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