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Riesling Redux

Riesling Redux

The other night, I ordered jambalaya and a glass of semi-dry riesling. The wine’s sharp acidity and honeyed tones made a wonderful counterpoint to the Cajun spices and it hit me:   Riesling is the best wine you’re not drinking.   I know what you’re thinking, but stay with me.   This poor grape suffers […]

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Fall Wine Pairings

Fall Wine Pairings

If you thought Autumn was the perfect time to transition from white to red wines, you’d be wrong.   Surprised?   I was!   Here’s the story: Last week, Chef Danielle Fragala – a friend and colleague – presented me with the above menu for her fall-themed party and asked for wine pairing suggestions. No […]

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More White Wines for Summer

More White Wines for Summer

What makes a good summertime white wine? Well, something light, maybe tart or citrusy with good fruit flavors and a bracing acidity.   Lots of wines meet these criteria, but anyone looking for something off the beaten path (vineyard?) should look to Austria to quench their thirst.   Two grapes stand out here, both noted […]

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