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Time to Celebrate National Wine Day — It’s Tomorrow!

For those who work Monday through Friday, I have good news: National Wine Day falls on a Friday — tomorrow, to be specific. So unless you have someplace to be early Saturday morning, you can stay up a little later

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Tomorrow Is National Moscato Day — Let’s Celebrate!

And you thought tomorrow was just another Wednesday. Not so. Tomorrow is National Moscato Day. If you intend to raise a glass of this fun, delicious, delightfully sweet wine to celebrate, you’ll need a few fascinating facts to work into

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Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing

The spookiest day of the year is a week away. Anyone who has kids goes through a progression of life experiences related to this “holiday.” It begins with dressing up the real little ones in outfits they’d never select themselves

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What Ever Happened to Wine Coolers?

The Buggles ushered in the age of music videos with a song called “Video Killed the Radio Star.” The song’s music video was the first such video played on MTV in the United States on the first day of August

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Make Your Holiday Dinners Outstanding with Perfect Wine Pairings

In case you missed it, Sunday was National Cookie Day, and with Christmas quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we receive our annual gingerbread cookie shipment from my big brother. It truly is the most wonderful time of the

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Test Your Knowledge of Sparkling Wine

Before you know it, corks will be popping, froth will be flying and the season of celebrations will be in full swing. While sparkling wine makes a refreshing beverage choice at any time of the year — not to mention

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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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Lightly Sweet Wines & Pairings for Soda Fans

“Do you like Pepsi?” That’s an easy question for someone to answer, presuming they’ve tasted the soft drink. Some may answer in the affirmative, others may say they prefer Coca-Cola, and still others may say they avoid soft drinks altogether.

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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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How Do They Make Some Wines Sweeter Than Others?

We kick off this week with a question about sweet wines — which most wine drinkers enjoy, even if they’re reluctant to admit it… QUESTION: My wife loves dry red wines, but I prefer wines that have some sweetness to

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