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Wine-Related Desserts That Are Sure to Impress

You know how they say that the first time is always the best? The first time I ever tried to make a Valentine’s Day dessert, I searched the family cookbooks (this was before every recipe ever concocted could be found

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A Novice’s Guide to Pairing Chocolate and Wine

There are those who will tell you that there is no chocolate that pairs well with wine, and no wine that pairs well with chocolate. These are not “bad” people. They simply are people with whom I strongly disagree. There

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How to Be a Romance Hero With a ‘Pretty’ Meal and Wine

Pinot Noir is the wine of romance, and in case you you’ve been watching too much football lately, I should remind you that there’s a very romantic “holiday” coming up next Tuesday. Pinot Noir often is described by any number

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Romantic Wine Getaways in Washington State and Northern California

It may be too late to plan a romantic wine-themed getaway for this Sunday, but you could still go online or make a few phone calls to make arrangements for later in the year — sort of like a Valentine’s

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Romantic Wine Getaways in Western New York and Southwest Michigan

Valentine’s Day beckons, and if you haven’t made your reservations for a romantic evening (or even if you have), perhaps you could surprise your sweetie with a fully planned getaway later in the year. We have four ideas, all with

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Red Wine Cake — Perfect With a Red Blend Wine

In yesterday’s blog, we offered a number of pairing possibilities for chocolate and wine, suggested by members of the Vinesse tasting panel based on years (and years) of experimentation. (Hey, somebody has to do it.) Long story short: There ARE

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Wine and Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day

No Valentine’s Day is complete without wine. No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate. Yet the marriage of wine and chocolate is among the more stridently debated topics in the world of wine. Some say the two should never be

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Exploring the Napa Valley… From Above

You may be sharing the space with a few other couples, but there’s something about floating above vineyard-covered hillsides, simply soaking in the scenery, that’s quite romantic. Napa Valley Aloft, one of the companies that offers hot air balloon rides

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Tickets Available for Major Las Vegas Wine Tasting

Check the calendar. It’s the month of romance. Specifically, it’s the month of Valentine’s Day. And just because February 14 happens to fall on a Sunday this year, you are still obligated to have a romantic evening with your Significant

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Chorizo, Asado and Malbec… Oh, My!

In this week’s run-up to Valentine’s Day, we’ve been sharing romantic wining and dining ideas in cities that provide “Valentine’s Day Ultra-Getaways,” as suggested in an article that ran in USA Today. On Tuesday, we took you to Restaurant Mark

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