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SPANISH WINES

SPANISH WINES

Several of the wine professionals I recently interviewed about their wine cellars cited Spanish wines as an exciting new addition to their collections.  It is perhaps one of the wine world’s worst kept secrets that these exciting wines offer terrific bang for the buck – and some pretty awesome flavor as well. Here’s an overview of […]

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THE ART OF BLENDING

THE ART OF BLENDING

Over the holidays, my mother in law asked me to provide the wine for a family dinner. I selected a blend – Cabernet, Malbec and Shiraz from Australia. She wrinkled her nose and said, “I don’t trust blends. Doesn’t it mean they’re doing something wrong?” …

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WINTER WARMERS

WINTER WARMERS

The razzmatazz that heralds January’s arrival descends all too quickly into the grey wintery days that commence the long slog to spring.   But as winter settles in, take heart.  These cold-weather cocktails make the perfect accompaniment to the chill, be it cozied up by a roaring fire, tailgating before the big game, or at […]

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