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It’s Easy Bean Green: A Serious Seasonal Salad

At any given time of the mild season, there are specific flavors and textures that converge to create practical home meals with real dimension, and nutrition to match. Goldie’s late spring concoction makes my mouth water just at the thought … Continue reading

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Sending Off the Chill in Style: The Decadent Side of Risotto

In those last remaining days before the weather turns too warm for kitchen cooking, treat yourself and family/guests to one last decadent meal to remind everyone that winter has slipped away. The following risotto recipe is the perfect contender. It … Continue reading

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A Religious Experience: The Rise of Quality Kosher-For-Passover Wine

If you had approached me 15 years ago about a recommendation for a fine kosher wine, I would have told you it’s an oxymoron. Much like the organic wines of the time, kosher and Kosher-for-Passover wines had a poor reputation … 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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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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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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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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