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Red White and Rose for the Fourth of July

When I was growing up, the Fourth of July meant ice cold watermelon, neighborhood cookouts, a parade down Main Street, and – of course – fireworks at the local community college. And beer. Lots and lots of beer. But that … Continue reading

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Red Wines of Portugal

Let’s play a little wine-related word association. What is the first thing that you think of when I say “Portugal?” Port, you say? Naturally. But I bet you didn’t think about value-oriented red wines. And you would not be alone. … Continue reading

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Rose Wines for Summer Sippin’

It’s getting a tad warm out there, and one of my favorite styles of wines for summer sippin’ is Rosé. But, I have to confess, I actually drink Rosé wines all year long. I just use the excuse of warmer … Continue reading

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The Wines of Vinkura

The wines of Vinkura – Turkish wines have come a long way, thanks in part to the passion and drive of Vinkara Winery Founder, Ms. Ardic Gursel. Her dedication to Turkey’s indigenous grapes has led a revival in the Turkish … Continue reading

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The Magic of Frank Family Wines

What do you get when you mix in the drive and passion of a former Walt Disney movie industry executive and a phenomenal vineyard in Napa Valley? You get magical wines from Frank Family Vineyards. CLICK HERE to LISTEN to … Continue reading

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The Wines of Grandes Pagos de Espana

Last week I waxed poetic about some of the amazing wine values coming out of Spain. And while I still believe that Spanish wine represents some of the best quality-to-price ratios on the international wine market, there is a group … Continue reading

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Wines for Your Easter Basket

Easter Sunday is usually a day that begins with an egg hunt for the kids and ends with a wine hunt for the adults. Searching for the right wine to serve with Easter dinner can make you as crazy as … Continue reading

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The Wines of Davis Bynum

Davis Bynum first flirted with winemaking at home in Berkeley when he was a young reporter working at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was 1951 and he purchased a small amount of petite sirah from Robert Mondavi. Things became a … Continue reading

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The Legacy Wines of Peter Mondavi, Sr.

When you see or hear the word Mondavi, most wine consumers think of Robert Mondavi, the legendary wine visionary whose death at the age of 94 heralded the end of a remarkable era in the California wine industry. But the … Continue reading

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Wines of Bulgaria

Looking for a wine with a storied history, delicious to drink and inexpensive to try? Well, consider trying something from the east… as in Eastern Europe. CLICK HERE to LISTEN to this week’s Wine of the Week segment on WTOP … Continue reading

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