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SALUTÈ: Reds, Whites & Bluebonnets

SALUTÈ: Reds, Whites & Bluebonnets

Occasionally you find interesting wines where you least expect them. The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail is one such place where creative winemakers are not afraid of thinking outside the bottle. Each spring, carloads of tourists pack east Texas roads looking…
SALUTÈ: “Zin”fully good with barbecue

SALUTÈ: “Zin”fully good with barbecue

Want barbecue flavors to really explode? Pair your saucy dish with one of these fruit forward wines for turbocharged taste. A few years ago in Saluté, I wrote about how a spicy zinfandel was THE wine to pair with barbecue…
SALUTÈ: Wedding Bubbles

SALUTÈ: Wedding Bubbles

Choosing a sparkling wine can be overwhelming with so many choices. Toast to happiness, love and good health with these suggestions for all budgets. The small details about weddings are what brides remember years later, and those memories often include…
SALUTÈ: A Wine of Your Own

SALUTÈ: A Wine of Your Own

PHOTOS: Tony Desantis With a bit of chemistry and a dash of artistry, you can make your own wine with guidance from Joe Carvalho, owner of Corkscrew Winery in The Villages. It’s the best wine education you can get without…
SALUTÈ: Blueberry Thrills

SALUTÈ: Blueberry Thrills

PHOTOS: Tony DeSantis California may have the best wine grapes, but Central Florida has the best blueberries. And Florida’s newest winery, Whispering Oaks, is proving blueberries can become great wines with Sumter County’s terroir. You can take the boy off…
SALUTÈ: Grabbing attention with labels

SALUTÈ: Grabbing attention with labels

If you’ve ever bought a wine based solely on its label, you’re not alone. Studies show consumers do indeed react to label styles and colors. Winemakers have designed some unique labels to distinguish their bottles in time for the gift-giving…
SALUTÈ: Shaken

SALUTÈ: Shaken

Mother Nature handed extraordinary challenges to Napa Valley this year. Winegrowers were humbled first by a drought and then a major earthquake; they never missed a beat when it came time to harvest 2014 grapes. The images of broken bottles…
SALUTÈ: Corked

SALUTÈ: Corked

The best wines come with corks. Or do they? Evidence is mounting that twist-off caps can be just as good for wines. But are they good for the environment? The pros and cons continue to be debated among experts, winemakers…
SALUTÈ: Does your wine rate?

SALUTÈ: Does your wine rate?

Rating wines is a high-stakes game, and for winemakers the scores can be game-changers. A 90-plus rating can lead to sold-out vintages very quickly. But what do those wine scores really mean for the average consumer? And should you care?…
SALUTÈ: Smokin’  hot wines for summer

SALUTÈ: Smokin’ hot wines for summer

Barbecues and outdoor cookouts have their own special challenges when it comes to pairing wines with the meal, especially if the outdoor heat index seems to match the inside of your grill. STORY: Mary Ann DeSantis PHOTOS: Fred Lopez+Matthew Gaulin…
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