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Spring Clean Your Palate when Pinot Comes to Washington, DC

Oregon’s Willamette Valley – blessed with fertile soil, gentle microclimates and natural boundaries – has a magical recipe for making world-class Pinot Noir. The warm summer days, tempered by the cooler evenings, thanks to three openings in the Coast Range which bring cool air … Continue reading

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The First Seed Wines of San Luis Obispo

What is a proud parent to do when his son’s college makes it to the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the first time? Why, invoke the “Personal Choice” right-of-wine statute, of course! Good thing that this particular child chose an institution … Continue reading

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Pairing Wine with Girl Scout Cookies

My Dear Wine Friends – I recently did something that no self-respecting wine enthusiast should ever do… I paired wines – good wines – with Girl Scout Cookies on live TV! I suppose that it’s a good thing that I am … Continue reading

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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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Wine Friendly Restaurants

We are always talking about all sorts of different wines on Wine of the Week, but it’s tough to taste a bunch of wine at any given time… so I thought it would be fun to talk about some of … Continue reading

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The Port Side of Wine

I am hunkered down, trying to stay warm during these constant visits from the Polar Vortex. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for winter to be over. But as long as it insists on hanging around, … Continue reading

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Winter Olympic Gold Medal Wines

The 2014 Winter Olympics, also known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, is THE major winter-themed international multi-sport event, held every four years and usually hosted by a different country each time. This year, the games are being held in … Continue reading

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Wine and Chocolate For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Or is the sweet smell of chocolate? Given the age-old tradition of giving heart shaped boxes of goodies to your loved one on February 14th, it’s probably … Continue reading

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Super Wines for the Super Bowl

The game of champions is upon us this weekend, and since I do not have a proverbial dog in the upcoming football finale, I have been nominated to pick out the wines for a big bash hosted by friends for … Continue reading

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White Wines for Winter

Last week, we reviewed how Syrah can warm the soul on a cold day, but winter isn’t only for red wine. While big red wines are an expected accompaniment for cold weather fare, such as stews and chili, some white … Continue reading

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