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The Oceania Debate: The Fine Wines of New Zealand and Australia

Head-to-head encounters in cricket, rugby, hockey and netball have been known to evoke heated exchanges between Aussies and Kiwis. They are friendly exchanges, typically over a big mug of beer, but they are heated nonetheless. The sports fans of Australia

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Wines for a Romantic Valentine’s Day

Without question, a romantic dinner — the type you might be planning for Valentine’s Day — is one of those occasions that cries out for wine. And not just any wine. If you’re trying to impress a date, this is

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

The Best Wine to Serve With Spaghetti and a Tomato-Based Sauce

When you were learning how to cook, what was one of the first dishes you perfected? Spaghetti, right? It makes sense, since preparing spaghetti is, basically, an extension of learning how to boil water, as we begin by cooking the

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Dine Italian Style: Pasta and Wine Pairings

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Is there any type of cuisine we associate more with wine than Italian? I sure can’t think of one. This perception has been carved out and perpetuated through hundreds of years of tradition in Italy, followed in the 20th and

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