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Think Pink!

Think Pink!

After this never-ending winter, I am dreaming of warm weather.  Thankfully, temperatures are slowly warming and the signs of spring are finally starting to appear.   Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the emergence of rosé wines on wine lists and store shelves heralds sunshine, picnics in the park, and lazy days on the beach.  […]

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Easter Wines

Easter Wines

Unlike some other family- and food-centric holidays (ahem, Thanksgiving), Easter always seems pretty straightforward.  Thankfully, that simplicity extends to wine pairing with the meal.   For starters, the Easter table is likely to feature one of two entrees – lamb or ham, thelatter usually with a sweet glaze or sauce – served with sides that […]

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Wine for Passover

Wine for Passover

ISRAELI WINE   It should come as no surprise that viticulture was first practiced in Israel back in Biblical times.  What is unusual, however, is that the industry was nonexistent for centuries – an anomaly given that most cultures always found some way or other to continue production against whatever odds they faced.   Back […]

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The Wine Collectionary

The Wine Collectionary

I don’t “get” Collectionary, a web site that is “a Dictionary of everything in the world that people collect.”  But given the number of items on the site, it could be just me.   The site is broken down into hundreds of different Collectionaries (collection + dictionary) that range from the expected – Elvis, sports […]

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Wine for Earth Day

Wine for Earth Day

Earth Day is a third March holiday with a strong wine connection.  After all, winemakers are increasingly attuned to farming sustainably, organically or biodynamically and touting their use of these techniques on the labels.  That makes it pretty easy to find wines that respect Mother Nature and restore vineyard lands.   What isn’t always so […]

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