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The New Sparkling Wine Taking on Champagne

Spain is about to “take on” France in the realm of world-class sparkling wine. France has always taken Champagne-making seriously, and has worked diligently to protect the “Champagne” designation in the global wine marketplace. As a result, with rare exceptions,

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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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It’s Time to Embrace the Warm Red Wines of Autumn

I was born and grew up in Southern California. I visited relatives in Vermont and Wisconsin a few times during my youth, but it wasn’t until I spent 12 years in Chicago beginning in 2000 that was introduced to and

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Grenache: The Perfect Wine ‘Committee Member’

Have you ever served on a committee, perhaps at your place of employment or for a charitable endeavor? Were you ever tempted to quit the committee because somebody on it, while they exhibited creative thinking and had good ideas, was

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