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A Worldly Look at Wine & Spirits

Back to the basics

Back to the basics

If you want to learn about wine, a good place to start is with the six basic grape varieties that…
The business of wine tourism

The business of wine tourism

California is not the only place where wine tourism has skyrocketed. Wineries around the country have built picturesque venues that…
Point blanc

Point blanc

It’s the season for picnicking, scalloping, and eating lighter meals, but with so many blanc choices, how do you pick…
A toast to French history

A toast to French history

The legends surrounding Châteauneuf-du-Pape—the village and the wine—make this popular French blend a real conversation starter.  June marks the 75th…
Drinking the blues

Drinking the blues

If you haven’t tasted blueberry wines from Florida’s Whispering Oaks Winery, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.  Don’t let anyone…
A sweet combination

A sweet combination

Wine and chocolate can be a match made in heaven when they are right for each other. When dark chocolate…
Warm up with Rhône Valley wines

Warm up with Rhône Valley wines

Soups and stews are on more menus as temperatures drop, so pair those comfort foods with a ‘winter warmer’: Rhône-style…
Gifts for wine lovers

Gifts for wine lovers

Accessories can make this a vintage year.   The perfect gift for a wine lover doesn’t have to be a…
A cornucopia of ideas

A cornucopia of ideas

For Thanksgiving, serve wines that won’t overwhelm your palate or your wallet.    Thanksgiving menus stay pretty much the same…
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