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  1. Wines for Easter

    Wines for Easter

    The Easter Bunny is hopping our way, bringing with him (or is it her?) eggs, chocolates, and of course, a big Easter feast. Whether you view Easter as a meaningful religious event, the day that frees you from your Lenten sacrifice, or simply as a time to get together with family and friends and celebrate springtime, Easter always involves a...
  2. Wine Profile: Pinot Gris/Grigio

    Wine Profile: Pinot Gris/Grigio

    Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris, but more on that later) has long been a wine scorned by experts.  It is thought to be a wine easy to drink—light on acidity, structure, and aroma; in other words, only good for those whose palates aren’t sophisticated enough to enjoy the truly great things about wine.  But is this reputation deserved? First off...
  3. Wines to Pair with Summer Tomatoes

    Wines to Pair with Summer Tomatoes

    It's the height of summer, and tomatoes are at their juicy, sweet best right now.  I've been eating them in salads, on burgers, and even by themselves.  As you know all too well if you grow your own tomatoes, the season for these beauties is a short one, and as you know if you've ever even tasted a home-grown tomato...
  4. Which Wines Age Well?

    Which Wines Age Well?

    Some VERY old bottles. Let's hope they have what it takes to open up well! Aging a bottle of wine has a very distinct, qualitative effect on the contents. But it's a very unpredictable effect. This leaves wine aficionados in a rough place--you don't want to spend the time and the money aging a nice bottle of wine, only to open...
  5. Course-by-Course Thanksgiving Wine Guide

    Course-by-Course Thanksgiving Wine Guide

    There's nothing wrong with picking a wine or two that will please all your guests and complement your full buffet of Thanksgiving dishes.  In fact, if that's your style, we have two posts for you: one on great Thanksgiving wines, and one on Beaujolais Nouveau. But if you're more of the adventurous type when it comes to wine, you might...
  6. Wine Baskets Make Great Wine Gifts

    Wine Baskets Make Great Wine Gifts

    Wine baskets are wonderful gifts that everyone loves.  As a result, they can cost hundreds of dollars at fancy food stores.  But why spend the cash when you can easily make them yourself?  They're simple to create, and they make great, personal gifts that your friends and family will really appreciate.  You can fill your wine gift baskets with almost...
  7. Wine and Food: What Not To Mix

    Wine and Food: What Not To Mix

    We’re often told what wines go well with certain food items, but we rarely discuss which wines and foods don’t mix well.  Here's a few "don'ts" Though a Chardonnay pairs well with chicken, salmon, and creamy sauces, it fails to delight when sipped with hot, spicy foods!   Even a good bottle of Pinot Noir can become offensive when served...
  8. Wine Review: 2007 Maculan Pino & Toi

    Wine Review: 2007 Maculan Pino & Toi

    Unlike sweet Hungarian wines made from Tocai Friulano grapes, this Italian Pinot Blanc blend utilizes this curious grape to create an elegant and interesting combination of flavors and scents consisting of 60% Tocai Friulano, 25% Pinot Bianco, and 15% Pinot Grigio.  Fermented in stainless steel, the Pino & Toi is very fresh, aging little before bottling.  It is often recommended...
  9. Four Perfect Summer Pairings

    Four Perfect Summer Pairings

    Photo credit: Le Grande Farmers' Market, Flickr. The hottest summer months are upon us. Rather than wishing for fall,why not embrace this time of year with the best produce of the season--and wines to match? Here are some top picks for summer wine pairings. Corn and Chardonnay Nothing says summer like sweet, tender ears of corn from the local farmstand...

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