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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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A Springtime Treat: Spinach Salad and Moscato

Wines made from the Muscat family of grapes often exude aromas and flavors of fresh oranges. That makes this dish — something you probably didn’t have over the long, cold winter — a perfect pairing partner for Moscato. This recipe

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Rheinhessen: Lovely Wines from a Lovely Place

The largest of Germany’s 13 wine regions, Rheinhessen, lies in a valley of gentle rolling hills. While vines are virtually a monoculture in the Rheingau or along the Mosel, they are but one of many crops that share the fertile

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Wine and Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day

No Valentine’s Day is complete without wine. No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate. Yet the marriage of wine and chocolate is among the more stridently debated topics in the world of wine. Some say the two should never be

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