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Exploring Germany’s Rheinhessen Region

There are no designated “Wine Roads” in Germany’s Rheinhessen growing region in the Rhine Valley. The reason given is that because virtually every village in the region is involved with wine in one way or another, every road is a

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log, Wine Region Profiles

Get the Wine Ready for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

I believe in planning ahead, and that means I’m already getting ready for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, which in 2019 is being celebrated on April 12. You can read about the day, and learn a little bit about the

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Spring Forward With Lighter Wines

At long last, spring will arrive tomorrow, and any remaining snow on the ground will melt, immediately replaced by bright, colorful flowers. Okay, okay. While the town of Lake Elsinore, Calif., may have provided a preview of spring renewal with

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A Toast to the Presidents… and This 4-Day Work Week

Kids today don’t know what they missed. When I was growing up, we got a day off from school for Washington’s Birthday, and another day off for Lincoln’s Birthday. We were taught that Washington was our nation’s founding father, and

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