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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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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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Pizza Time… and Time to Give Lambrusco Another Chance

For a country that makes so much wine, why do some of Italy’s vinous products get such a bad rap? Perhaps the answer can be found in the question. Maybe the sheer number of wine types produced virtually guarantees that

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No Need for a Special Occasion to Pop the Cork on Sparkling Wine

When Michelle and I got married last October, we did not stress over the wines as so many couples do. That’s because we knew that, although there would be a few wine connoisseurs in attendance, the vast majority of our

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So Many Reasons to Be Thankful… Including a Wine-Filled Wedding

On October 24, I married the woman of my dreams in perhaps the most “non-traditional” manner one could imagine. It’s the second marriage for each of us and we both have grown “children,” so instead of taking the flowing-white-dress-and-tuxedo approach,

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What Kind of Wine Should We Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner?

As a newlywed of not quite a month, I’m dealing with a very nice conundrum: where to spend Thanksgiving Day. Will it be at the home of my new father-in-law, or will it be at the home of my darling

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Seeking Bubbly Bliss as Autumn Beckons

It wasn’t until 2008 that “Prosecco” — the Italian name for sparkling wine — was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Oh, Prosecco had been around for generations. But it had not yet become trendy enough in the United States for

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