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Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Rosé vs. Traditional: Which Wins?

I walked onto a mediocre liquor store in New Brunswick, New Jersey the other day. Staring me in the face was a rather poorly-configured display of Cupcake “LightHearted” wines which, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, “locks in at less than 80 calories…eight percent alcohol by volume, and less than

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A Quick, Brisk Trip to Greece and Georgia (not the US state)

I couldn’t say goodbye to a month characterized by miserable heat waves (Or were they really? Maybe we just did too much testing with too many thermometers?) without mentioning these two amazingly refreshing white wines. Assyrtiko is one of my favorite brisk, citrus-y whites and the Zacharias 2019 doesn’t disappoint…at

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Pair Your Food With Perfect Wines!

Wine and food pairing is more an art than a science. So VIEW OR DOWNLOAD the Wine-Flair Wine & Food Pairing Chart 2020.  Pairing is one of the most frequent questions I get and if you want to really immerse yourself, there are lots of books available–I have one called

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Cats Love Boxes. Why Not Wine Drinkers?

I don’t actually know the answer to that today. This Black Box Sauvignon Blanc Chile 2019 is the first boxed wine I’ve ever bought, though I have tasted a few from time to time at events and at private homes. It’s three-liters, the equivalent of four standard bottles, and at

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9 Weeks of Summer Left…Try These 10 Fabulous White Wines!

There are roughly nine weeks left of “traditional” summer—Memorial Day to Labor Day—and hopefully you’ve been able to buy and enjoy some lovely wines.  I’m betting that you’ve quaffed a few Rosés, ideally some of them with some aroma, fruit, and character (and not those watery, pale and insipid ones).

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The Hurricane-Proof St. Germain Cocktail!

It’s June 16th, which means I’m supposed to be at the beach house of my friend Chucky, in Freeport, Bahamas. Between the scourge of Covid19 and last September’s horrible, terrible, tragic, and destructive Hurricane Dorian, which parked itself over the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island for almost three days, that

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Wine Clubs Whiz Out of the Woodwork

I don’t know about you, but a quick scroll down my Facebook page a moment ago brought up ads for no fewer than 13 online wineries or wine clubs: Buy Wines Online – Dry Farm Wines – Duckhorn Vineyards – Empathy – Firstleaf – Justin Vineyards & Winery – Last

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You Like Italy? Jump Over to Sicily!

Italy is (a) wine country. So of course, surely, you’ve heard the names of these wines and the (grapes) from which they’re made: Amarone (Corvino, Molinera, Rondinella), Barolo and Barbaresco (Nebbiolo), Barbero, Brunello (Sangiovese), Chianti (Sangiovese), Montepulciano, Negroamaro, and Primitivo (Zinfandel in California!). Less well-known but equally delectable white Italian

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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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