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September 15, 2016
A lot of false information gets tossed out there regarding Zinfandel from those who know what they’re talking about or those who believe they know what they are talking about.

 

 
September 1, 2016
When most imagine traditional American barbecue, a glass of wine is usually not in the picture. Barbecue, in its many forms across the country, shares a common theme of being a no frills, down-home, food event. Whether we’re talking pulled pork in North Carolina, braised brisket in Texas, or grilled tri-tip in California…all share this core characteristic.

 

 
August 30, 2016
Ever thought it’d be fun to be a sommelier? Even those of us in the wine industry have considered how it would take our wine knowledge to another level by taking the sommelier path. But that path is not one to take without a lot of consideration and dedication behind it.
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August 15, 2016
After all, it’s common knowledge that white wines don’t age well. In fact, this once lovely bottle of Chardonnay has probably turned to some form of vinegar by now. Everyone knows that only red wines are meant for aging, so clearly this bottle is not even worth opening. But wait…
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August 5, 2016
Charcuterie [shahr-koo-tuh-ree] is a French word which describes a store where meat products are sold. These delectable products come in the form of sausages, hams, rillettes, patés, bacons, confits, head cheeses, terrines…basically all those fatty, salty pork products we’re told are not the most healthy for us.

 

 
August 1, 2016
Ever heard of the wine grape varietal Falanghina? Honestly, neither had I before I began researching for this post. 
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July 15, 2016
Pinot Gris is one of those varietals that can often confuse people. Some may think it’s related to Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio somehow, based on its name.

 

 
July 1, 2016
Viognier is an intriguing grape varietal we’re seeing more of these days. Similar to Chardonnay, Viognier can produce white wines with complex characteristics, proving that not only red wines can have backbone.

 

 
June 15, 2016
Wine and cheese – the two seem to go together like peas and carrots. You see the pairing often at parties, receptions, and on wine tasting excursions.
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June 2, 2016
Rosé wines have come a long way. We’re well beyond he days of hite Zinfandel being the only association with a wine that is not red or white. Yet…it’s surprising to discover that many people still assume a pink wine will be sweet, which is very much not the case.
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