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The Wine Insiders: Three Classy Euro Whites to Seek Out

Attending high-profile wine trade tastings is one way that Deborah and I stay current on what’s hot in our vast wine market. Tasting season is fully underway in NYC, home to perhaps the most immense wine distribution system in the … Continue reading

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East Meets West: Witnessing the Croatian Wine Renaissance

For various reasons, Americans on the whole haven’t until recently embraced the wines of Central/Eastern Europe. Understandably so, as throughout the 20th century, many political, economic, and environmental factors had negative impacts on the quality and reputation of their wines. … Continue reading

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All Screwed Up: The Wine Closure Debate Stagnates

Hearing the intro to a radio show segment last week on NPR’s All Things Considered regarding the screw cap revolution had my ears perked way up. I have been an advocate of this handsome alternative to the traditional cork closure … Continue reading

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Modern Hosting Realities: The Wine Service

Traditional etiquette says that when at a meal table, the server will maintain your wine service. In high-end restaurants, this is true, for the most part. But at less formal restaurants, waiting for the waiter to fill your glass may … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass Over Seriously Made Wine To Celebrate This Year.

Passover is a joyful holiday. The welcoming of spring and the celebration of freedom inspire a setting that includes the whole family. The acknowledgement of passing our history down to our children is touching and gives us a sense of … Continue reading

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Wine Storage: Strategic Solutions

Here’s a seemingly simple question with a complex answer: Q. How long can you store a wine once it’s open? A. Up to 6 months?!?!?!? Read on for the practical and the absurd: Some Basic Guidelines. • Take the air … Continue reading

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The Weight of Wine

The Second Step After considering the essential differences between old-world and new-world wine, the second factor to wrap your mind around is wine’s weight. The weight of wine on the palate doesn’t simply correspond to alcohol content, but rather an … Continue reading

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Do You Have A New World or Old World Wine Palate?

Big & Cuddly or Lean & Elegant? The good news: Not only have you been enjoying wine lately, it’s actually good FOR you! The bad news: You can’t describe what you like about wine and all of the terminology is … Continue reading

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A $10 Wine That Transports Takeout To Fine Dining

Giacomo Sangiovese 2009 Toscana Try this textbook Tuscan Sangiovese and add pizzazz to your next pizza night. This retail steal- at about $10 a bottle, is fantastically food friendly due to the Sangiovese’s natural acidity. It’s the perfect pairing for … Continue reading

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Food & Wine: For Business & Pleasure

Wining While Business Dining: Nothing says savvy like having a comfortable understanding of wine. Wine knowledge adds another dimension to discreetly refined dining. A basic understanding of wine serves the business diner in portraying a well educated, confident, worldly but … Continue reading

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