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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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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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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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Burgundy’s seduction

Burgundy is the Queen of French wine, and often wine enthusiasts comment that it is the greatest wine in the world.  What makes Burgundy so special is the magic of finding and affording a really great one.  This can be a tall … Continue reading

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Chocolate wine

Do you have a hankering for sweets and love wine?  Consider combining the two and enjoy a glass of chocolate wine.  You can find chocolate wines at nearly every liquor store or wine shop now.   Our recent visit to … Continue reading

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Torrontés

Have we told you about Torrontés yet?   It is the chill’n prescription for the summer heat.  Torrontés is a white wine primarily produced in Argentina, where it is the most planted white grape in that country.  The gold-standard is Crios … Continue reading

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Calories per Glass of Wine

Calories per glass of… champagne/sparkling wine; dry 116, sweet 138 dry white wine 110 sweet white wine 115-130 dry red wine 114-127 fortified wine; i.e. port/sherry/madeira 150-180 Generally speaking… Lower in alcohol = lower in calories Lower in sugar/sweetness (drier) … Continue reading

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