Monthly Archives: June 2011

Red, White and Sparkling Wines for the Fourth of July

When I was growing up in a “small town” in Central California, the Fourth of July meant ice cold watermelon, cookouts, a parade down Main Street, and fireworks at the community college stadium. And beer. Lots and lots of beer. … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – A Hot Time In Napa Valley

Having just returned from a whirl wine trip to Napa Valley, I thought I would share some wine recommendations that you could not, should not do without. Click here to listen to this week’s WTOP Radio Wine of the Week … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Wine? Organic and Biodynamic Options

If you really want to know what’s in your wine, other than grapes and yeast, take a moment to consider that traditionally farmed grapes contain trace levels of pesticides, even after washing, due to absorption through soft skins. In addition, small amount of … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Listen in to WTOP Radio’s Wine of the Week to hear about cool gift ideas for Father’s Day. Click here to listen…

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Wines, Gifts and Gadgets For Father’s Day

Need a few great ideas for the wine-loving dad or husband in your life? Click here to check out these fun and practical gift ideas in this week’s Vine Guy column

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WTOP Radio Wine of the Week – White Wines for Hot Times

When it gets this sticky outside, it would be nice to have a wine that you can rely on to help you cool down on the inside. Here are a few white wine we’re loading up in our frig, hoping … Continue reading

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Examiner Newspaper – Chill Out This Summer With Rosé Wines

Rosé is not a specific varietal, but is a style of wine that ranges in color from soft pink to light purple, depending on which grapes are used and the winemaking technique employed.  In addition, many different types of grapes … Continue reading

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WTOP Radio Podcast – Chill Out With Rosé Wines

Rosé wines are versatile and easy on the wallet. Served well chilled, they make a great companion for the hammock or picnic basket, pairing well with grilled seafood, chicken or roasted pork. If you want to add a festive flair … Continue reading

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Great Wines to Pair With Sushi

I know that you can eat sushi any time of year, but somehow, the approaching summer weather just seems to make the ama-ebi (sweet shrimp) taste just a tad sweeter and the spicy tuna rolls just a little bit zestier. … Continue reading

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