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Grilling… and Wine Pairing… Secrets Revealed

As I noted in a blog post a few years ago, pretty much everything I know about barbecue comes from Steven Raichlen, who has written several books on the subject. Raichlen’s books… and over-cooking quite a few chunks of meat

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Wine Friendly Lamb Ribs… Made Spanish Style

This tasty dish from Spain can be enjoyed with either red or white wine. Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache) makes a good choice among reds, while Albariño is an ideal companion among whites. Other tasty options include Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo.

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Eat Your Veggies! And Don’t Forget the Wine!

Fresh vegetables are among the best gifts of spring and summer, but those gifts can wreak havoc when it comes to wine pairing. Here are a few ideas to help you navigate those challenges. (And, yes, we know that not

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Joseph Phelps: A Fond Farewell to a Napa Valley Legend

I never met Joseph Phelps, but I felt like I knew him. Phelps died on April 15. He was 87. Like Robert Mondavi and a handful of others, Phelps was a pioneer in the Napa Valley. Like Mondavi and his

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Posted in Editor's Journal
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