Issue 27

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the celebrated grape varietal that produces the spectacular red Burgundy wines from the Côte D’Or region of France. At their best, Burgundy wines are peerless. They have great breeding, incredible finesse, and their soft, elegant and sophisticated

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Le Drunken Frog

I’ve had many brilliant ideas in my day. Like how I always think it’s a good idea to ease my tension from the week with a few too many drinks on Friday night. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem so brilliant when

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How Italians Drink Wine

As I sat next to my father at the dinner table and stared at his glass of wine, I mustered up the courage to finally pop the question: “Dad, can I have a sip?” “Sure, but not too much.” The

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Winter Reds

Summer is lovely. It’s warm outside, and the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, refreshing glass of white wine. In the middle of winter, many yearn for the long days of summer. True, winter may be cold and dark, but

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Sauvignon Blanc – Better than Chardonnay in Wine Food Pairings?

Sauvignon Blanc has long been regarded as a second class wine, being continually outflanked by Chardonnay – a situation that remains to this day. However, Sauvignon Blanc has in recent times experienced an increase in popularity. It is crisp, refreshing,

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The Characteristics of a Great Wine

After tasting a great bottle of wine, have you ever asked yourself why you liked it? Most people willy-nilly take in the hedonistic pleasures that the wine evokes without any analysis. The purpose of this article is to outline the

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Rieslings Shine in Wine-Food Parings

Summer is over, but light, tart, refreshing wines are just as enjoyable on a crisp, cool fall evening. I can think of no better wine to enjoy on a sunny fall afternoon than a clean, fresh and complexly flavorful German

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Experience Midwestern Wine Country

Wine drinkers as a group are known for being very knowledgeable consumers — sometimes having more knowledge than their bartenders, waiters or retail clerks. This is because the natural inclination for a wine ‘fancier’ is to move from drinking wines

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Matching Wine with Food

Time and time again, I hear the erroneous statement “It doesn’t make any difference what wine you match to food. Drink the wine that you like.” Would you put mustard on ice cream or maple syrup on raw oysters? Would

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