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Unusual Food-and-Wine Pairings That Will Surprise Any Wine Aficionado

“Red wine with meat, white wine with fish.” For eons, that was the mantra of both winemakers and chefs, who sought to simplify the often-mystifying challenge of pairing our favorite adult beverage with specific dishes. That myth was exploded in

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Riesling Is Sweet… But Moscato Is Sweeter

Moscato has taken America by storm, replacing Champagne as the fizzy party drink of choice among young adults — and many not-so-young adults as well. The Moscato movement has been fueled, in part, by a number of songs that mention

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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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The Most Expensive Wine in the World

There are two types of wine collectors: Those who stock up on what are perceived as the world’s finest wines for their own future enjoyment (and perhaps to impress their friends and associates with a well-stocked cellar). Those who buy

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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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Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing

The spookiest day of the year is a week away. Anyone who has kids goes through a progression of life experiences related to this “holiday.” It begins with dressing up the real little ones in outfits they’d never select themselves

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The Best Wine Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day Fare

Technically and traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day pays homage to one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick. In practice in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is embraced by far more people than just those of Irish heritage, and provides a

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The Under-Experienced Beauty of Black Muscat

You’ve no doubt heard of Riesling, the delightful wine that’s most commonly associated with Germany. You may even have heard of Torrontes, the alluringly floral wine of Argentina. However, you may not have heard of Black Muscat, which is part

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Prepare Your Own ‘State Dinner’ for Presidents’ Day

President Barack Obama hosted his first state dinner in March of 2010. Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson joined White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in creating an Indian-inspired menu that featured wine with each course. More on that in a moment.

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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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