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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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Old-World vs New-World: Syrah Showdown

Pairing wine and food is a rewarding way to discover personal palate preferences. With a focus on palate in mind, we decided to have a little fun with our continual old-world / new-world war by turning a celebratory duck dinner … Continue reading

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Premium Valentine’s Day Bubbles- Priced For Any Wallet.

Introducing Farmer Fizz While preparing for this Valentine’s Day, before you reach for that popular yellow-labeled Champagne to enjoy with your special someone, consider some sparkling facts. In the past, wines like the aforementioned were a “safe bet” for any … Continue reading

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A Tipping Question In My ‘In Box’

I love it when people send me an email containing a dining question. Here’s one that was received this morning. Hello Goldie; Is it customary to tip the same percentage for the dinner and the wine? Several of my friends … Continue reading

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Negroamaro: A Misleading Name for a Prize of a Grape.

OK, I have a confession. I am a self proclaimed wine ‘geek’ who continues to be confused about- and then delighted by indigenous Southern Italian grape varietals. My current crush comes from the heel of the boot: Negroamaro. Sure, I’m … Continue reading

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Burgundy On A Budget

When I want to be playful, I say that “I don’t like Chardonnay, but I love white Burgundy”. Now don’t be fooled; if it’s white wine and it says Bourgogne on the label, about 96% of the time, the grape … Continue reading

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Adventure in a Bottle

Michael was in a playful mood; he brown bagged a bottle of red wine, popped the cork and told me to ‘have at it’. Ohhhh! I am out of practice. During the Goldie’s by the Bridge years, I would taste … 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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