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The Oceania Debate: The Fine Wines of New Zealand and Australia

Head-to-head encounters in cricket, rugby, hockey and netball have been known to evoke heated exchanges between Aussies and Kiwis. They are friendly exchanges, typically over a big mug of beer, but they are heated nonetheless. The sports fans of Australia

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

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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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Deciding on the Wine Mix for the Big Game

In our last blog on “doing the wine” for a special event, we considered the importance of planning and looked at a basic formula for determining how much wine would be needed. But what kind of wine? If you don’t

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Posted in Editor's Journal

A Wine Strategy for the Big Football Games

Congratulations! You’ve been asked to “do the wine” for a friend’s big football viewing event. And, in a moment of weakness, or perhaps sheer madness, you agreed. So now what? The first thing you need to know is that your

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