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2 Wine-and-Cheese Pairings to Try Before You Die

I never knew I liked blue cheese until I tried it soft and warm atop a thick, juicy steak. I never knew that what we in America think of as Swiss cheese really isn’t until I went to Switzerland. For

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Wine and Cheese Pairing, Wisconsin-Style

No visit to Wisconsin is complete without tasting cheese. After all, fans of the Green Bay Packers are known as “Cheeseheads,” right? In yesterday’s blog, we told you about our frustration in driving to the River Bend Winery and Distillery

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Seeking Grilled Cheese Bliss

I have been in a state of GCD (grilled cheese depression) ever since the landlord opted not to renew the lease of Heywood: A Grilled Cheese Shoppe on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles last summer. Memories of the Italian Bleu

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Discovering Red Wines for Cheese Lovers

Perhaps surprisingly, there are many similarities between wine and cheese, which I talked about in this blog. Two years later, Max McCalman came out with his “Wine and Cheese Pairing Swatchbook: 50 Pairings to Delight Your Palate.” And earlier this

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Pinot Grigio: The Perfect Wine for Game Day Sandwiches

You have leftover turkey following the big holiday feast. It’s cold outside. The Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Broncos is about to come on TV. You’re hungry, and so are three of your best friends. These

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A Wine-Friendly Dish for Your First Half-Time Party

The kids are back in school in many parts of the country, which means that summer is winding down. Fortunately, the end of summer equates with the beginning of something else: football season! The dish that follows is great for

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An Unexpected Cheese (and Wine) Discovery

Part of the fun of traveling is getting lost. Last fall, my fiancée and I discovered a wonderful tapas restaurant in Barcelona simply by walking around without a map. Later on that same trip, we found a cheese-making operation by

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A Swiss Souffle for the Wines of Summer

I have to admit I was never much of a cheese guy until my fiancée and I visited Switzerland last fall. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve always liked cheese. And I’ve studied wine and cheese pairings for years because I’ve

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Fondues and Don’ts With Wine

Fondue is as much a social occasion as it is a dining experience. In fact, it may be even more so. And what a concept for a restaurateur: simply chop up ingredients into bite-size pieces, place hot deep-frying vessels on

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Love Asparagus? Yes, It Can Be Paired With Wine

In case you missed it, there are some pretty nice wines on sale in this week’s Cyber Circle offering that is devoted to Sauvignon Blanc. Check it out here. We usually recommend Sauvignon Blanc as an ideal pairing partner for

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