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Wine of the Week: Banfi Chianti Superiore DOCG 2012

This Chianti, mostly from the Sangiovese grape, is a classified wine, and the DOCG means Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita.  That ought to mean something but it doesn’t mean all that much. Still, this is a very nice bottle of wine, especially for 11 bucks, which is about what

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Wine of the Week: Avante Mencia 2009

Spain grows great wines—Grenache and Carignane from Priorat, Tempranillo from Rioja and Ribero del Duero, and Albarino from Rias Biaxas to name a few. But Mencia is a grape you’ve probably never tasted and maybe never even heard of.  This 100% Mencia is from the large Castilla y Leon region, but

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Wine of the Week: Covey Run Gewürztraminer 2010

This off-dry, which naturally means slightly sweet, white wine is the perfect pairing for spicy food and Asian food. And of course spicy Asian food (not all of it is).  It goes great with Indian and Thai food, and lo and behold, they’re Asian. It’s pronounced “guh-vertz-trah-meen-er” by the way.

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Rose Wine Food Pairing

Rosé wine—mostly dry wine, that is—pairs great with a wide range of food. In fact it’s one of the best pairing wines there is.  Rosé wine is a “bridge” between red and white wine, and don’t think “plonk” or White Zinfandel; Rosés can be sophisticated and fairly expensive, frankly, such

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Bubbles For Summer

Champagne isn’t only for New Year’s Eve, weddings of people you love and funerals of people you didn’t.  Here’s a quote from Lily Bollinger of the famous producer family of the same name, which perfectly captures all the reasons you should drink it: “I drink champagne when I’m happy and

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A sense of place…in #wines from two places, 7500 miles distant…https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/dining/drinks/wine-of-the-world-penfolds.amp.html

An interesting perspective from @timatkin--#wine (to a point) makes you more #creative? https://mailchi.mp/timatkin.com/does-wine-make-you-more-creative

Just realized that @OpenTable erased 6,700 points of mine back in April, for no reason. They make #frequentflyer programs look generous. And the App is down right now. #unhappycustomer #fail #PutMyPointsBack

Resolving the @Airbus and @Boeing dispute over commercial #airliner subsidies is good for #EU #wine exporters and US retailers and importers: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007493979/wine-industry-benefits-from-resolution-of-the-airbus-boeing-trade-dispute

Someone asked about a #winery to visit in #Stellenbosch? Try @MulderboschV and its #CabernetOfRose! https://mulderbosch.co.za/portfolio-items/cabernet-sauvignon-rose/

Dr. Kenechukwu Mezue: "There is a benefit for #cardiovascular disease when #drinking moderately." #wine #hearthealth #stressrelief https://www.winespectator.com/articles/is-that-glass-of-wine-good-for-your-mind-and-heart

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