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Italy’s Most Beloved White Wines

Okay, let’s play “fill in the blank.” Ready? Here goes… Real Italians ________________________________________. I know quite a few “real Italians,” so I have a bevy of potential “blank fillers.” But this is a wine blog, so I’m thinking specifically of

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

Why You Have to Love Getting a Grab Bag of Wine

I love the Grab Bag Wine Club so much. With this Vinesse club, every “gift” I get is amazing — bottles of wine approved by the Vinesse tasting panel, and most of which have been featured in other offerings in

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Posted in Wine Buzz

A Classic Pairing: Chicken Divan and White Wine

Many classic dishes, like Chicken Divan, are packed with fat and calories. That’s certainly true of the original version which, despite its French-sounding name, actually was created for a contest by a chef named Lagasi. For many years, it served

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Vinesse Grab Bag: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cyber Monday

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the term “Cyber Monday.” How do you plan to celebrate? We don’t normally use this blog for a blatant sales pitch, but it would be disrespectful to the marketing person who

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Posted in Editor's Journal

A Swiss Souffle for the Wines of Summer

I have to admit I was never much of a cheese guy until my fiancée and I visited Switzerland last fall. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve always liked cheese. And I’ve studied wine and cheese pairings for years because I’ve

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Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Add a Little Spice to Your (Wine) Life

In New Mexico, St. Clair Winery takes fire-roasted Hatch green chiles, cold-soaks them in white wine, and produces a wine that’s semi-sweet, slightly spicy and quite smooth, especially when served chilled. A chile pepper in wine? That is perhaps the

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Easier to Sneeze Than Pronounce

Imagine if you were able to create a wine in a test tube. What characteristics would it have? Hmm… Let’s start with an aroma that’s engagingly floral, perhaps with a hint of sweet spice and a note that would differentiate

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Posted in Wine in the Glass

Where White Wine Rules: Austria’s Wachau Valley

The Wachau Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site and region of natural beauty, and lies in the Danube Valley between the Austrian towns of Melk and Krems. The varieties Gruner Veltliner and Riesling prevail on 1,350 hectares, partly on

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

A Cure for the Summertime (Wine) Blues

The snowstorm that hit parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado last week may have been rare for the month of September, but it served as a reminder that cooler temperatures are just around the corner… if they haven’t

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Posted in Wine FAQ
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