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Italy’s Most Beloved White Wines

Okay, let’s play “fill in the blank.” Ready? Here goes… Real Italians ________________________________________. I know quite a few “real Italians,” so I have a bevy of potential “blank fillers.” But this is a wine blog, so I’m thinking specifically of

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TMZ Says Wine Is on the Way from Lady Gaga

Based on her performance during half-time of Sunday’s Super Bowl game, one could get the impression that Lady Gaga is capable of pretty much anything. And that would include making wine, according to TMZ. “Grigio Girls” was a bonus track

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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 Music With Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio

In yesterday’s blog, we began a completely non-scientific examination of the relationship between music and wine enjoyment. We suggested that just as there are wine and food pairings that could be considered simpatico, so are there wine and music pairings

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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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Pinot Grigio: The Perfect Pairing Partner for Seafood

It’s really exciting to see what the Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival has become since Michael Ecton and Janet Ciel teamed up to run it. The 2016 edition will take place Aug. 27-28 in the quaint Sonoma County village

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Pinot Grigio-Infused Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

We know there’s nothing like a good combination of wine and food so we’d like to suggest a tasty dish that pairs beautifully with Pinot Grigio. This recipe yields 4 servings. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 boneless pork

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Pinot Grigio: The Perfect Wine for Game Day Sandwiches

You have leftover turkey following the big holiday feast. It’s cold outside. The Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Broncos is about to come on TV. You’re hungry, and so are three of your best friends. These

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Wine Affinity: If You Like, You Might Like…

I was first exposed to the concept when I was writing the wine column for the Sonoma County Independent. The Independent was a weekly publication that would be categorized as an “alternative weekly.” It was printed in a tabloid format,

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A Chardonnay-Friendly Creamy Pasta Recipe

If yesterday’s Chardonnay sampler got you salivating for a dish to pair with America’s most popular white wine… here it is! In addition to Chardonnay, this dish also makes a sublime companion to Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, and this

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