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10 Reasons It’s Good to Always Have a Bottle of Sparkling Wine on Hand

It doesn’t need to be New Year’s Eve and you don’t need to be attending a wedding to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine. Around our house, we always have a few bottles of French Champagne on

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Stress-Free Holiday Wine Shopping

A buddy of mine — in the fact, the man who officiated at our wedding last fall — has the shopping gene. He could spend all day at Costco, and then he could spend all evening regaling you with a

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Posted in Editor's Journal

Why It’s Time to Start Your Holiday Wine Shopping

There was a time when I believed that it didn’t make sense to give wine to a wine lover unless you knew EXACTLY what type of wine they liked. Then my opinion evolved to the idea that it was okay

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Cerveza Is Not Your Only Option for Cinco de Mayo

This is tres de Mayo, which can mean only uno thing. Actually, it can mean many more things than that, but what I’m thinking about is the fact that Cinco de Mayo is only two days away. Of course, Cinco

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Wine Pairings for Lobster Newburg and the Easter Ham

Today is National Lobster Newburg Day. We’re not sure how it came about, so you’ll just have to take our word for it. What we do know is how the iconic dish came about. Multiple sources confirm that it was

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Food-and-Wine Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this Thursday. But the folks in Chicago got started early, staging their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and the dyeing (green, of course) of the Chicago River on Saturday. For many other people, the

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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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Party Planning for the Rest of the Year — With Wine!

Just because Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year, it doesn’t mean the party season is over. In fact, for many people, it’s just beginning. You know you’ll be renewing your gym membership after the first of the year,

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Posted in Wine Buzz

3 Types of Wine to Serve With Braised Brisket

Hanukkah 2015 began at sunset on Sunday, and ends this coming Monday. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, and commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of restoring the menorah in

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Ready for another weekend of holiday shopping? Is there a wine lover on your holiday gift-giving list? Not sure what to get him or her? Allow us to make a few suggestions… Keep an eye out for upcoming Vinesse Cyber

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