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The Perfect Red Wine for Summer: Pinot Noir

Any list of “important” red wines must include Pinot Noir. For many people, such a list would be topped by that variety. From its historic home of France’s Burgundy appellation to the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and from Santa Barbara

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Which Do You Prefer — Burgundy or California Pinot Noir?

Ask a confirmed lover of red Burgundy what he thinks about California Pinot Noir, and you’re likely to be met with a raised eyebrow and a sniff. Burgundy aficionados know what they like and typically believe that all other wines

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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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