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The Best Wine Pairings for St. Patrick’s Day Fare

Technically and traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day pays homage to one of Ireland’s patron saints, St. Patrick. In practice in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is embraced by far more people than just those of Irish heritage, and provides a

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Exploring California’s Top 5 Zinfandel Regions

You can procure Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from any number of countries. But there is only one country where significant acreage is devoted to Zinfandel: the good ol’ USA. And within the U.S., virtually all of the Zinfandel grapes are

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Wine Is No Worry When You Ham It Up

Things were going so well. I wanted to take the burden of preparing the Thanksgiving meal off the shoulders of my beautiful bride, so I’d been plotting my strategy for weeks. Basically, I would purchase a pre-cooked turkey that merely

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5 Ways to Commemorate National Zinfandel Day

We are less than two weeks away from National Zinfandel Day. The special day for California’s special wine is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16. Here is what it’s all about, according to the folks at the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers

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Part 3: Wine and Music Pairing

As we discussed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s blogs, I definitely feel that the “right” music can enhance the wine-drinking experience. In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical Merlot

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Embracing Columbus’s Sense of Adventure

When I was growing up (which, admittedly, was a long, long time ago), we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Perhaps you had to memorize the same poem I did: “In fourteen

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Wines for Celebrating National Taco Day

It’s pretty safe to say that the first taco I ever ate came from Taco Bell. Which would make perfect sense, since that chain is credited with introducing the taco to people across North America beginning in the early 1960s.

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20 Things to Eat With (Red) Zinfandel

Why do we love Zinfandel? Let us count the ways… Following are 20 dishes we can think of off the top of our head that can be excellent pairing partners for (red) Zinfandel — like the wines included in this

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One More Reason to Love Lambrusco

So, remember last week’s blog about Lambrusco? There’s something I forgot to tell you. On average, Lambrusco has between 20 and 25 percent fewer calories than other wines you’re probably drinking on a regular basis. According to the website Fat

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Some Additional Thoughts About Pairing Wine With Pizza

I don’t always agree with wine critics, particularly some of the better known ones. I guess it bothers me that a small handful of individuals can have so much influence over an entire industry. There’s no doubt in my mind,

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