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The Culinary Value of a Well-Made Wine

I was chatting with a winemaker who is based in southern Oregon the other day while we ran through four of his current releases. Because he has been both a full-time winemaker and a part-time consultant for numerous well-known wineries

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It’s Time for Consumers to Meet Restaurants Half-Way

As a wine consumer, I have a love/hate relationship with fine-dining restaurants — the kind that have outstanding wine lists to complement their exceptional food. I love them because, in most cases, the wines are curated by a sommelier who

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Aw, Shucks! The Best Wines to Drink With Oysters

The Wellfleet Oysterfest will be held in Cape Cod, Mass., Oct. 15-16. Activities include an elegant evening of art and design with sumptuous food and wine, as well as a display of hand-painted oyster plates and platters that will be

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Leg of Lamb With Black Olive Puree — Try It With Cabernet!

Cabernet Sauvignon can sometimes be challenging to pair with food, especially younger renditions with tannins that have not had time to subside. As the king of red wines, it seemingly demands attention, as if to say, “You will pay attention

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