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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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Posted in Wine Buzz

Is Your Wine Rack Ready for Entertaining?

“10 Reasons to Entertain at Home.” That was the title of a fun post a few weeks ago on MSN.com, and I have to agree with each and every reason listed. Check out the basic list below, and then read

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Posted in Editor's Journal

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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Tips on Selecting Wines for a Wedding

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that there’s little that will be “normal” when my fiancée and I walk down the aisle tomorrow. And that begins with the aisle itself, which will be located in the lounge of a bowling center.

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The Best Wines for Citrus-Infused Fare

Wine is made from fruit, and unless its flavors are completely obliterated by oak nuances, it tastes, at least in part, like fruit. This seemingly obvious observation is very important to remember when pairing wine with food. “Not surprisingly,” writes

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Football’s Back: The Best Wines to Serve With Guacamole

Except for this evening’s “Monday Night Football” doubleheader, the first week of the 2015-16 NFL season is in the books. If your team won, congratulations. If your team lost, better luck next week. And speaking of next week, don’t forget

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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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What Kind of Wine Glasses for a Summertime Party?

We get lots of questions about stemware. Here’s one that came in recently… QUESTION: We’re going to have a party, and my wife suggests we use our stemless glasses for the wine. I think that would be tacky. What do

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Posted in Wine FAQ

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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Wine Alternatives for Chips and Salsa

We’re entering week six of the 2014 NFL season, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for chips and salsa. Okay, it could mean many more things as well, but I happen to be hungry as I write

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