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Wine Glasses: The Shape of Things to Come

Let’s see if I can remember what I learned at a seminar conducted by wine glassmaker Riedel several years ago at the Kendall-Jackson tasting room in Sonoma County… First and foremost, there are four “sensations” in wine: Bouquet — the

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A 5-Point Sparkling Wine Primer

Chances are pretty good that you’ll be raising a glass tomorrow night to toast the beginning of a new year. Chances also are good that the wine in that glass will be Champagne, or perhaps some other type of sparkling

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What Kind of Wine Glasses for a Summertime Party?

We get lots of questions about stemware. Here’s one that came in recently… QUESTION: We’re going to have a party, and my wife suggests we use our stemless glasses for the wine. I think that would be tacky. What do

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Glassware: Size and Shape Make a Difference

A wine glass is more than a holding vessel for wine. The founders of Riedel stemware viewed the wine glass as an instrument to bring together: The personality of the wine. The smell of the wine. The taste of the

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How Many Wine Glasses Arrr Necessary?

Unless you’re a pirate and plan to drink your wine straight out of the bottle after your fellow swashbuckler has taken a swig, you need glassware. Which brings us to today’s Wine FAQ… QUESTION: A friend of mine insists on

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Holiday (2015) Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

Congratulations. You have won the procrastination prize for 2014. While it may now be too late to get that perfect gift for the wine lover in your life delivered in time for Christmas, it’s the perfect time to get ahead

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Stylish (and Functional) Glasses for the Holiday Table

The holiday season may seem like the time to bring out your finest stemware, and that’s certainly an option. But keep in mind that the typical holiday table is covered not only with plates, but also serving dishes. There’s not

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Wine Glass Care for the Morning After

In some ways, my household is a lot like many other households. In other ways, my household is unique. On the unique side, consider how we watch football. I think we’d all agree that beer is the adult beverage of

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