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The Value-Delicious White Wines of Vinho Verde

On a recent trip to the beautiful Vinho Verde region of Portugal, I learned that there is a lot more to the white wines of this renowned appellation. I discovered that in addition to the rolling green hills, fantastic food and … Continue reading

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Wines to Put Some Sparkle In Your New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is almost here – and no wine is more fun to welcome in the New Year than Sparkling wine. But just how should one go about finding the right sparkler for their particular palate? Well, price is … Continue reading

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What To Do With Leftover Wine

Given the fact that the Thanksgiving holiday is rife with leftovers, why should wine be any different?  The ensuing marathon weekend of inventive leftover creations would do well with a few of the prized wines that just might be – … Continue reading

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Annual Thanksgiving Wine Review

Thanksgiving is by far and away our favorite holiday since Cindy and I get an opportunity to spend the day together cooking great food and then sharing it with family and friends. But it is the same wonderful food that … Continue reading

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Wine Bliss By The Half Bottle

Half bottles are not as easy to find as you might think. Many wine shops carry limited quantities of quality wines in the 375ml size either because demand is low or supply from wineries isn’t readily available. In addition, many … Continue reading

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Wines to “Fall” For

When I think about transitioning my wine palate from the hot summer months into the cool, crisp season of fall, I traditionally think of pinot noir as the ideal grape varietal to gently take me back to the red wine … Continue reading

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Annual Pizza Wine Review

Where did the summer go? How did we get all the way through the heat and humidity of the August – which actually wasn’t as torrid as usual this year – and slide so quickly into September and the hustle … Continue reading

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Labor Day Wines for a Labor-Pain-Free Day

Call me a romantic, but I like to hold on to summer as long as I can – and that includes through the Labor Day weekend. And since the warm temperatures and palatable humidity has not quite receded into distant … Continue reading

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Perfect Wines for a Perfect Weekend

Summer is winding down and the transition into fall provides weekends that seem to have the perfect combination of moderate temperatures and low humidity. This is the time of year when you want to spend each weekend on the deck … Continue reading

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Celebrating Four Years of Wine of the Week with Naked Chardonnays

Over the last four years, we have covered a lot of wine on WTOP Radio’s Wine of the Week Segment. This week’s Vine Guy Column marks the fourth anniversary of the first segment – so I thought it would be … Continue reading

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