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Let’s Talk Bubbly: Champagne vs. Prosecco

You’ve just poured two flutes of bubbly wine — one a Champagne, one a Prosecco — and placed them next to each other on a table. They look pretty much the same, with streams of tiny bubbles cascading toward the

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Know Your Cheeses — Why It Matters When It Comes to Wine

People have been serving wine and cheese together for generations. But are they getting the most out of the experience? We can probably all agree that not every cheese pairs well with every wine — just as you wouldn’t serve

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes, Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

Oysters and Wine Pairing: The Ultimate Revenge

It’s amazing I’ve maintained my sanity given all the culinary mixed messages I’ve endured during my lifetime. When I was a kid, I remember vividly that my Mom was not a fan of slurping. “Stop slurping!” she’d command if I’d

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6 Toasts — 3 Heartfelt and 3 Hilarious — for New Year’s Eve

More sparkling wine is sold during the month of December than in any other month. The reason makes perfect sense: Millions of people welcome in the New Year with a toast, and more often than not, that toast is made

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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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British Fizz: The Next British Invasion?

I have to admit it: When I first heard the phrase “British Fizz,” the first thing that came to mind was that Alka-Seltzer must be undertaking a brand extension in England. Remember that antacid product’s iconic theme song? If not,

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4 Wine Reasons to Look Forward to 2017

I’ve been looking forward to 2017 for a lot of reasons, and at least four of them have to do with wine… 1. It should be a great year for Pinot Noir. As this outstanding Pinot Noir collection demonstrates, Pinot

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The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Wine Buzz

Is There Going to Be a Champagne Shortage?

It has been a while since we answered some questions from our loyal (and appreciated!) blog followers, so let’s tackle one today and another on Friday. QUESTION: I heard that there’s going to be a big Champagne shortage. Is this

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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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