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Toasting America’s Vets With a Wine Made by Vets

Memorial Day isn’t just an excuse to fire up the grill at our house — although we WILL be grilling on May 29. During the day, we’ll be taking time out to honor the men and women who have served

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The Wonderfully Diverse Wines of Chile

Talk about diversity. Chile is home to the driest place on Earth (the Atacama Desert), and some of the tallest peaks in the world (within the Andes mountain range). That geographic diversity creates climatic diversity, and that translates to numerous

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3 Wines That Are PERFECT for Spring

A friend who lives in Chicago says that spring does not officially start until he can take his grill out of storage and fire it up. If the weather forecast holds true, Saturday will be the day. The temperature is

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Wine Showdown: Australia vs. New Zealand

Head-to-head encounters in cricket, rugby, hockey and netball have been known to evoke heated exchanges between Aussies and Kiwis. The sports fans of Australia and New Zealand love their teams, and aren’t about to back down from some friendly banter

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Rooting for the Falcons? Open a Bottle of Merlot

I am a life-long Green Bay Packers fan. My Dad was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. But even though they obliterated the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, I will be rooting for the Atlanta Falcons in this Sunday’s Super

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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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Purple Heart: A Red Wine That Is Good AND Does Good

The favorite gift on my holiday shopping list this year? A three-pack of Purple Heart Red Wine for my father-in-law. For me, it’s a no-brainer. My wife’s Dad served in Vietnam, where he was injured so badly that he was

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Part 3: Wine and Music Pairing

As we discussed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s blogs, I definitely feel that the “right” music can enhance the wine-drinking experience. In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical Merlot

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Pairing Wine With Your Favorite Genre of Music

If you’ve been following this blog for more than a month, you know how much I love music — especially when it’s part of a great meal that includes some good wine. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes

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Embracing Columbus’s Sense of Adventure

When I was growing up (which, admittedly, was a long, long time ago), we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Perhaps you had to memorize the same poem I did: “In fourteen

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