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How to Cut Calories Without Cutting Wine

This is the time of the year when we’re inundated with advertising that’s designed to make us feel bad about ourselves — under the guise of helping us feel better about ourselves. Oprah expounds on the benefits of Weight Watchers.

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Posted in Wine and Health, Wine in the Glass

4 Wine Resolutions Everyone Should Embrace

For many years, I made New Year’s Resolutions and rarely kept them beyond a few weeks. Then I went through a period of not making resolutions. In recent years, I’ve been making some again, and I’ve found that the ones

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The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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Part 3: Wine and Music Pairing

As we discussed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s blogs, I definitely feel that the “right” music can enhance the wine-drinking experience. In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical Merlot

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Pairing Music With Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio

In yesterday’s blog, we began a completely non-scientific examination of the relationship between music and wine enjoyment. We suggested that just as there are wine and food pairings that could be considered simpatico, so are there wine and music pairings

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Embracing Columbus’s Sense of Adventure

When I was growing up (which, admittedly, was a long, long time ago), we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Perhaps you had to memorize the same poem I did: “In fourteen

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Wines for Celebrating National Taco Day

It’s pretty safe to say that the first taco I ever ate came from Taco Bell. Which would make perfect sense, since that chain is credited with introducing the taco to people across North America beginning in the early 1960s.

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Food-and-Wine Pairing Made Easy: 4 Tips

When matching wine with food, flavors are important. That’s fairly obvious. In fact, we talk all the time about matching wine with the dominant flavor of any given dish. For instance, a filet mignon calls for a different wine (I’d

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How to Stock Your Home Wine Cellar (or Rack)

When you’re first “getting into” wine, learning about all the different varieties and growing regions and aging regimens and customs can be a daunting experience. At the very beginning of what, for many, becomes a life-long journey, all that most

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Test Your Wine Knowledge… and Make Me Feel Smarter!

It has become a regular weekday evening ritual for my new bride and her daughter (a freshman in college) to watch Jeopardy! together, often while we’re eating dinner. It is a humbling experience for all of us, simply confirming how

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