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How to Host the Perfect Summer Barbecue

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: You can’t host a classy barbecue for neighbors, co-workers, family and/or friends without wine. Yes, BBQ-and-beer have been “a thing” for eons. But if you really want to impress your peeps with your grilling

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A Simple Recipe for Lamb Chops to Take Your Merlot Off the Charts

It’s easy to fall in love with Merlot. First, it’s just plain pretty — a ruby-red hue that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s being swirled in a wine glass. Second, it’s among the most “mellow” of all red wines,

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Garlic Oysters With Pasta: Pair It With Sauvignon Blanc

Raw isn’t the only way to eat oysters, as the following recipe for Garlic Oysters With Pasta demonstrates. Serve this dish with any of the classic pairing partners for oysters, including Muscadet, blanc de blanc Champagne, or Sauvignon Blanc. You’ll

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Leg of Lamb With Black Olive Puree — Try It With Cabernet!

Cabernet Sauvignon can sometimes be challenging to pair with food, especially younger renditions with tannins that have not had time to subside. As the king of red wines, it seemingly demands attention, as if to say, “You will pay attention

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Pan-Seared Cod: Perfect With Pinot Grigio

One of the joys of exploring the wines of Italy is the opportunity to discover varieties you seldom (if ever) seen grown in the United States. In this Vinesse sampler, for instance, you’ll find two such varieties — Nero di

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A Tasty Companion to Pinot Noir

Silky. Smooth. Sensual. Why is it that so many “S” words are used to describe Pinot Noir? Probably because they’re all accurate. And when you have well curated Pinot Noir wines to drink — such as those featured in this

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A Tasting Experience You Can Share With Friends

I’m pretty excited about the wine sampler that’s being featured by Vinesse today. Not only does it include a wonderful selection of wines, but it’s intended to do one of the things that wine does best: bring people together. You

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A Classic Pairing: Chicken Divan and White Wine

Many classic dishes, like Chicken Divan, are packed with fat and calories. That’s certainly true of the original version which, despite its French-sounding name, actually was created for a contest by a chef named Lagasi. For many years, it served

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Pinot Grigio-Infused Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

We know there’s nothing like a good combination of wine and food so we’d like to suggest a tasty dish that pairs beautifully with Pinot Grigio. This recipe yields 4 servings. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 boneless pork

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The Starbucks Wine Experience

I’m a Starbucks guy. They should put me in their commercials. I have a gold card, I use the Starbucks stores as my “third place,” and I even buy Starbucks ornaments for my Christmas tree. Starbucks transcends its core product

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