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Wines from Tasmania, Australia

- by Stephanie Davis My recent trip to Sayulita, Mexico inspired me to write about Tasmanian wine.  What!?  I know, I know.  It seems a bit strange and there is absolutely no correlation between the two, except my travel partners … Continue reading

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An Evening of Cigars & Wine

WEDNESDAY March 6th 6:30 – 8:30 PM A wine and cigar pairing event to enlighten & entertain both wine drinkers and cigar smokers. This is an open invitation to anyone who wants to sit back and learn a little bit … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Wine Seduction

You can’t resist, so don’t even try. Valentine’s Day Challenge: Drink wine that puts you in the mood. Hot date not required. These wines are capable of satisfying all your desires (for wine, that is). Now, if you have a … Continue reading

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Wine and Health… the Medical Mystery Tour

I’ve said it before, and this weekend’s Wall Street Journal wine article by Lettie Teague is backing me up.  Wine and health is still an unsolved mystery. Back in 2010 I wrote about this in my Winacea e-newsletter.  I found … Continue reading

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Melted Veggie Sandwich paired with Barbera d’Asti

What an idea I had tonight! It all started with sandwich bread, fresh garden veggies, cheese, a toaster oven and a skillet. My garden fresh eggplant was the center stage, accompanied by ripe, red, garden tomatoes and a few other … Continue reading

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Wine Event Dates

Champagne and Chefs! - Denver, CO – August 23, 2012 Page Springs Cellars Harvest Festival – Cornville, AZ – September 2, 2012 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – Newport, RI – September 21-23, 2012 Catch the Crush – Yakima Valley, … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Remembered

Gee whiz, June is nearly gone, and July is knocking at my door.  One day in July that shouldn’t be forgotten is Bastille Day (referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale in French), and this year it is on … Continue reading

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Côtes du Vivarais

What kind of wine is produced in the Côtes du Vivarais wine region of France?  Truthfully, not many wine drinkers know. Which is exactly why I’m bringing it to your attention.  First off, let’s go over the pronunciation.  Côtes du … Continue reading

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Vin Santo vs Vinsanto

Most people think of Italy when they hear “vin santo“, but what about when you’re making your way through Santorini’s labyrinth of tourist shops looking at Greek wine bottles labeled vinsanto.  What’s the difference?  History has the answer.  Apparently in 1203 Santorini … Continue reading

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Sweet Red Wine (red wine for the white wine drinker)

This is a tough topic that goes against my belief system, sort of speak.  But, I’ve been asked more than once for recommendations of sweet red wines.  I usually take a long pause and try to conjure up a decent … Continue reading

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