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Don’t Let Summer Slip By Without Sangria

I first touched sangria to my lips on my 21st birthday. It was a weekend brunch at a Mexican restaurant, and about all I can remember about the drink is that it was red and served on ice. I did

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Toasting America’s Vets With a Wine Made by Vets

Memorial Day isn’t just an excuse to fire up the grill at our house — although we WILL be grilling on May 29. During the day, we’ll be taking time out to honor the men and women who have served

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2 Wine-and-Cheese Pairings to Try Before You Die

I never knew I liked blue cheese until I tried it soft and warm atop a thick, juicy steak. I never knew that what we in America think of as Swiss cheese really isn’t until I went to Switzerland. For

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More Wine and Music Together: Check Out Ironstone’s Schedule

Because I’m a music lover in addition to being a wine lover, I like to keep you posted on music events at wineries or in “wine country.” Most years, I share the schedules at Thornton Winery in Temecula, Calif.; Vina

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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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Why I Drink Wine

I was at a place of business that had a full bar the other day, and I was intrigued by a sign on the wall that read: “Buy any drink, and receive a second shot for $2.” I couldn’t resist.

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Delicious Wines to Get You Through Tax Day

In most years, today would be the day that we’d be scrambling around, trying to find all of the paperwork for getting our federal tax returns finalized and submitted. Yes, in years when April 15 falls on a weekend, the

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The Connection Between Wine and Health

Tomorrow is World Health Day, and there is good news on the health front for wine drinkers from Neurology Now magazine. Studies have observed that small amounts of wine increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good” cholesterol), and reduce

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How Does the Alcohol in Wine Compare to Other Drinks?

TGIF! Are you going out for drinks with friends once 5 o’clock rolls around today? Or might you be planning to dine out this weekend and order a bottle of wine to accompany the meal? We want you, your friends

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A Dozen Presidents and 11 Wine Drinkers

Being President of the United States means, among many others things, you’re going to do a lot of celebrating — when it’s appropriate, of course. We know that the beverage of celebration is wine, so it’s not surprising that wine

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