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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…
Hungary’s winemaking renaissance

Hungary’s winemaking renaissance

Two World Wars and 40 years of communist rule decimated Hungary’s renowned wine industry, but today’s producers are restoring the…
The Flavors of Sagrantino 

The Flavors of Sagrantino 

The “Green Heart of Italy” is awash with red vineyards this month as Umbria’s indigenous Sagrantino grapes ripen to produce…
Crafty cocktails

Crafty cocktails

The old fashioned is not old-fashioned any longer—cocktails are making a hot comeback. Even wine lovers can’t ignore the numbers:…
Hooked

Hooked

Think outside the Chardonnay box when selecting wines to pair with seafood—different varietals can enhance the flavors of both the…
Poolside with pinot grigio

Poolside with pinot grigio

Food-friendly and inexpensive, pinot grigio is a refreshing summer wine choice. Not so long ago when you ordered a glass of white…
Well balanced

Well balanced

Mothers and daughters often cook together and share common interests, but how many make wine together? The mother-daughter team at…
Napa Valley: Open for business

Napa Valley: Open for business

Napa Valley rises from the ashes of last October’s wildfires to rebuild stronger and better.  The scorched scenes of California’s…
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