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Clos Alivu: Rose from Corsica

Clos Alivu: Rose from Corsica

So I popped into one of our local wine stores the other day and one of the owners cheerfully asked if I’d like to try some wine. Is the sky blue? Do dogs bark? Of the three she …

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Perfect BBQ Wines

Perfect BBQ Wines

One of two things has likely happened to you in the run-up to the July 4 weekend.   First, you’re prepared and stocked up on your wines a week ago, in which case, you might want to stop reading.   Or, if you’re like me, popping into the wine store has fallen to the bottom […]

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Pairing Rose Wine

Pairing Rose Wine

Rosé is a surprisingly perfect wine with food.  It’s acidity and easy flavors make it quite versatile with a range of foods and courses, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts and much in-between.  The best matches vary with the style of wine, so here are some guidelines:   Dry Rosé   This wine loves fish, fish […]

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Making Rose Wine

Making Rose Wine

The origin of most wines is usually pretty murky.  For example, it is likely that the ancient Greeks drank rosé wine, as records show they had a practice of diluting red wine with water.  But was it really rosé, or just watery red wine?   What we do know is that by 125 BC, when […]

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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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