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How to Pronounce Some Common Wine Words

Why can virtually everyone look at a word like Champagne and pronounce it correctly, yet have so much trouble with other words associated with wine? The answer is simple: Pretty much everyone has heard of, sipped and enjoyed Champagne, but

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Celebrating Australia’s Cutting-Edge Wines

Today is Australia Day — the “National Day” of Australia — which marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships in New South Wales in 1788. It was known as New Holland back then, and the Brits sent

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3 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Syrah While You Can

More and more, it’s looking like it’s going to be a long winter. For that reason alone, this is a perfect time to stock up on Syrah, the wine that goes by the name of Shiraz in Australia. But there

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My Favorite Wine Can Be Described in 3 Letters: GSM

I have liked many wines in my time. These are wines that I uncork regularly to enjoy with a meal or to share with friends over a deep (or not-so-deep) conversation. There also are wines that I like A LOT

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Wine Touring… and Animal Viewing… in Australia’s Pyrenees

The Pyrenees region of Australia — not to be confused with the Pyrenees mountain range that separates France and Spain — offers beautiful views, fresh country air and a welcoming climate for winegrape growing. Game meats, freshwater fish, honey and

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Working from the Heart: The Story of Mollydooker

When a winery called Mollydooker made a Shiraz wine called “Carnival of Love” that landed the No. 2 position on Wine Spectator magazine’s “Top 100” list for 2014, it was impossible to ignore. So, we decided to track down the

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Posted in Wineries of Distinction

The Pairing of Bowling and Wine: A Strike

Yes, I write about bowling. Deal with it. When meeting someone for the first time, the conversation inevitably goes something like this: Other Person: “What do you do for a living?” Me: “I’m a writer.” Other Person: “Oh, really? What

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Posted in Editor's Journal
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