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3 Wines That Are PERFECT for Spring

A friend who lives in Chicago says that spring does not officially start until he can take his grill out of storage and fire it up. If the weather forecast holds true, Saturday will be the day. The temperature is

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Make Your Holiday Dinners Outstanding with Perfect Wine Pairings

In case you missed it, Sunday was National Cookie Day, and with Christmas quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we receive our annual gingerbread cookie shipment from my big brother. It truly is the most wonderful time of the

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A Rosé by Any Name Is a Very Refreshing Wine

In France and other wine-growing countries, it’s known as Rosé (pronounced ro-ZAY). In Spain, it’s known as Rosado. Change that D to a T, and you’ve got Italian Rosato. Whatever the name, these are the most refreshing wines of summer,

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When in Spain, Drink as the Spanish Do

I’ve told you a little bit about my recent wedding, and some of the things that made it anything but “normal” — a live band playing a full concert in two sets, the request for donations to the Bowlers to

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Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Grilling… and Wine Pairing… Secrets Revealed

As I noted in a blog post a few years ago, pretty much everything I know about barbecue comes from Steven Raichlen, who has written several books on the subject. Raichlen’s books… and over-cooking quite a few chunks of meat

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A Rosé by Any Other Name…

Trends come and go in the wine world, sometimes for reasons that make no sense whatsoever. In 1975, Bob Trinchero of Napa Valley’s Sutter Home Winery invented a new type of wine: White Zinfandel. Actually, it sort of invented itself,

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Spain’s Bodegas Muga: Even the Barrels Are Made On-Site

There are countless wineries around the world that grow their own grapes, thus controlling the process from vineyard to bottle. But Bodegas Muga, situated in the famed Rioja Alta region of Spain, takes things a step further. It actually has

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