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4 Tips for To-Die-For BBQ and Wine Pairings

Summertime… and the grilling is easy… Oops. Sorry. Sometimes I subconsciously meld Gershwin and barbecuing. But you’ll never have that problem if you follow these tips for pairing wine with barbecue fare… Take your time. Barbecued food attains the height

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A Merlot-Friendly Short Rib Recipe

Grilling season is still in full force, and around here, we do not believe that beer is the only acceptable adult beverage for accompanying grilled fare. The dish described below provides a tasty example. Not only does it pair well

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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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Keep on Grillin’ — A Tasty Dish to Serve With Big, Bold Red Wines

What’s that? You say you didn’t get in enough grilling over the 4th of July weekend? You still have some briquettes in the bag? Well, here’s a dish that’s easy to prepare and makes a wonderful starter course. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel

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5 Wine and Grilling Tips for the 4th of July

As I recall from my American History class, America declared its independence from England specifically so the settlers could light firecrackers and barbecue meat without fear of repercussion. Those are truths that are self-evident, and that’s why we celebrate the

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