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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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Posted in Wine in the Glass, Wine Region Profiles

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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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes, Wine in the Glass

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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Posted in Editor's Journal, Wine Buzz

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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Wines for Celebrating National Taco Day

It’s pretty safe to say that the first taco I ever ate came from Taco Bell. Which would make perfect sense, since that chain is credited with introducing the taco to people across North America beginning in the early 1960s.

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One More Reason to Love Lambrusco

So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco? There’s something I forgot to tell you. On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis. According to the website Fat

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How to Stock Your Home Wine Cellar (or Rack)

When you’re first “getting into” wine, learning about all the different varieties and growing regions and aging regimens and customs can be a daunting experience. At the very beginning of what, for many, becomes a life-long journey, all that most

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