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Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine’s Day Treats

You could give your love a classic box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. But why not kick it up a notch with some imaginative pairings? The folks at Bissinger’s, a 350-year old chocolate company, have come up with some creative indulgencies to satisfy a wine lover’s sweet tooth. After all, how could you turn down […]

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Your Weekend Wine: Chardonnay

Your Weekend Wine: Chardonnay

Winter white isn’t just for clothes. Lately, I’ve been thinking about (and drinking!) my favorite white wine for winter: full, rich chardonnay. Though these wines can veer close to the over-butter, over-oaked chards of yesteryear, today’s winemakers know exactly how to walk the line, coming up with big, luscious, rounded wines that envelop your palate […]

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The ArT of Wine Preservation

The ArT of Wine Preservation

  Earlier this fall, a nice guy named Ryan Frederickson emailed me to ask if I was interested in getting a sample of ArT 18, an argon wine preserver. One of two things happens when I have wine at home: either we finish the bottle, or there’s a little bit left, and it sits in […]

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Washington Wines

Washington Wines

  When the folks at Mercer Wine Estate offered to send some samples my way, I jumped at the chance. Here’s why: I know that some great wines come from Washington State, but they often aren’t the first ones I think to buy when I’m at the store or in a restaurant. But I am […]

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Wine Clubs

Wine Clubs

  Wine clubs have changed a lot since I managed one for a retailer on New York’s Upper West Side, when your payment got you a single bottle per month and it was the club’s choice. Members would have to call or email if they wanted only red or only white wines. (There was also […]

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