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An Inn and a Restaurant for French Wine Lovers

Because so much of wine’s history is linked to France, that country will always hold a special place in the hearts of wine lovers. Today, I’d like to tell you about a French inn that’s attracting foodies from around the

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The Finger Lakes Region: Between Your Winery Visits

Yesterday, we began an armchair journey through the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. Today, we’d like to share a few ideas about where to go between winery visits. In addition to the Watkins Glen raceway and Corning Museum

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Art and Culture Converge in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Famous for its rolling vineyards and the flavors that come out of them, Finger Lakes Wine Country has been a wine lover’s paradise since late in the 20th century. But there’s more to the region’s story than just a lot

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Lessons Learned While Hanging Out in a Wine Bar

Whenever I’m traveling and have a free evening, I try to check out a local wine bar. It’s not that I’m looking for that next great bottle of wine, or hoping to enjoy one of my personal favorites. No, I

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Romantic Wine Getaways in Western New York and Southwest Michigan

Valentine’s Day beckons, and if you haven’t made your reservations for a romantic evening (or even if you have), perhaps you could surprise your sweetie with a fully planned getaway later in the year. We have four ideas, all with

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New City Winery Venue Coming to Atlanta

Near the end of my 10-year stint in Chicago, working as an editor and writer for a century-old sports publishing company, I had the opportunity to attend a concert at a venue called City Winery. It was a fun evening.

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Bubbly and Pizza? Dreaming of a Trip to New York’s Marta

We normally recommend a spicy California Zinfandel when pairing wine with pizza. But at New York City’s Marta restaurant, master sommelier Jack Mason has curated a list of around 50 sparkling wines to complement the Roman-style pizzas made there. “The

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Exploring New York’s Hudson River Wine Region

One of the oldest and most historically important wine areas in America, the Hudson River region, can be credited for pioneering many of the innovations that have helped the New York wine industry grow and prosper. Nestled among the rolling

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The History of Sangria… and a Sparkling Suggestion

In yesterday’s blog, I told you about breaking my personal 35-year ban on Sangria while having dinner at a tapas bar in Barcelona. Intrepid reporter that I am, at one point during that meal I asked one of our servers,

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Taking a Day to Explore Long Island’s North Fork

Imagine making a vacation out of planning a vacation. That’s exactly what will be happening on Saturday, June 6, when the 2nd annual Spring House & Farm Tour takes place on the North Fork of Long Island. The first event

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