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Wine-Related Desserts That Are Sure to Impress

You know how they say that the first time is always the best? The first time I ever tried to make a Valentine’s Day dessert, I searched the family cookbooks (this was before every recipe ever concocted could be found

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A Simple Recipe for Lamb Chops to Take Your Merlot Off the Charts

It’s easy to fall in love with Merlot. First, it’s just plain pretty — a ruby-red hue that can’t be fully appreciated until it’s being swirled in a wine glass. Second, it’s among the most “mellow” of all red wines,

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Go Rogue With This Wine-Friendly Dessert

Yes, you could stop by the local pie shop or bakery and pick up a pumpkin pie to top off the big feast this Thursday. Yes, you could bake a pumpkin pie at home. Or, you could go rogue and

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Garlic Oysters With Pasta: Pair It With Sauvignon Blanc

Raw isn’t the only way to eat oysters, as the following recipe for Garlic Oysters With Pasta demonstrates. Serve this dish with any of the classic pairing partners for oysters, including Muscadet, blanc de blanc Champagne, or Sauvignon Blanc. You’ll

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Leg of Lamb With Black Olive Puree — Try It With Cabernet!

Cabernet Sauvignon can sometimes be challenging to pair with food, especially younger renditions with tannins that have not had time to subside. As the king of red wines, it seemingly demands attention, as if to say, “You will pay attention

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Pan-Seared Cod: Perfect With Pinot Grigio

One of the joys of exploring the wines of Italy is the opportunity to discover varieties you seldom (if ever) seen grown in the United States. In this Vinesse sampler, for instance, you’ll find two such varieties — Nero di

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Gooey Goodness from Your Skillet… With a Glass of Wine

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. If you can’t get to one of the outstanding purveyors of gooey goodness mentioned in yesterday’s blog, then you owe it to yourself, if not your heart health, to work on your skillet

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Chilling With the Gang from NCIS and a Fruit and Wine Sorbet

In 73 days, summer will be here. But with temperatures already warming up in many parts of the country, I see no reason that we can’t start enjoying cool summertime treats right now. My wife was recently trolling around Facebook,

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A Tasty Companion to Pinot Noir

Silky. Smooth. Sensual. Why is it that so many “S” words are used to describe Pinot Noir? Probably because they’re all accurate. And when you have well curated Pinot Noir wines to drink — such as those featured in this

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A Springtime Treat: Spinach Salad and Moscato

Wines made from the Muscat family of grapes often exude aromas and flavors of fresh oranges. That makes this dish — something you probably didn’t have over the long, cold winter — a perfect pairing partner for Moscato. This recipe

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