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10 Affordable Wines For Holiday Gift Giving

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 6:41 PM

2012-12-19-winegifts.jpgThat holiday list you're making may seem really long about now. But there's one thing that a lot of people would love to find in their stocking -- and that's wine!

Of course, we can't go around getting really expensive wines for...

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5 Port Wines To Drink This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 5:21 PM

By Gregory Dal Piaz,

The holiday season is prime dessert wine drinking time for several reasons. But it's hard to drink a lot of sweet wines. They come after a huge meal and many other wines. Most of...

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6 Ways To Pair Wine With Your Holiday Meal

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Tradition is a big part of a holiday meal. Whether you serve a ham or turkey on the big day probably has a lot to do with the tradition that was passed down to you from your family. But no matter what you put on your...

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8 Wines To Serve With Thanksgiving Dinner

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Every year there seems to be a new "best" wine for Thanksgiving. But the fact is your menu probably hasn't changed much in years!

Thanksgiving should be about sharing the day with friends and family, and the quintessential all-American comfort foods. The bottom line is that the wine you like...

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5 Ways Wine Can Be A Part Of A Healthy Diet

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 8:01 AM

2012-11-06-healthywine.jpgWine is many things: a nice way to relax, something to share with friends, a perfect complement to a well-cooked meal. But what you don't often hear is that wine can also be part of a healthy diet.

While many of...

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Top 6 Scary-Good Wines For Halloween

(3) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 8:50 AM

The ghouls are beginning to crawl out, spiderwebs are getting tangled, decorations and candy are abound and we are all getting into Halloween party mode. In that case, why not arrive in costume with a bottle of Halloween-appropriate wine.

Finding a good wine for Halloween isn't always easy.

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Decoding The Wine Label

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 8:26 AM

For most, a wine label can seem like a foreign language -- and it may even include a foreign language depending on where it was made. With terms like "Denominazione di Origine Controllata" or "non-inoculated primary fermentation," it could...

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5 Wine Myths: Busted! Or Not ...

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 9:05 AM

Wine is a complicated matter. Or that's at least what all wine experts are hoping you'll believe! The truth is that wine is a remarkably flexible product, ending up as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.

Let's take a few of the wine industry's favorite myths...

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5 Amazing Wines That Will Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 8:21 AM

For better or worse, the English language is ever-changing. Texting has certainly added a new layer of interpretive English to our lexicon. What better way to look at wine than through the lens of the language of a new generation of wine lovers?

There are many abbreviations in the English...

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6 Wines You Need To Have

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 8:56 AM

With the end of summer approaching, it is easy to get caught with one's proverbial pants down. All this sun and warm weather has turned our brains to mush and lulled us into a false sense of security. The first snap of fall will change all of that.

We all...

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Guide To Willamette Valley Wine Country (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 7:00 AM

The northern portion of Oregon's Willamette Valley is only an hour's drive from Portland, the state's largest city, but the 5,200 square mile swatch of wine country seems a world apart in its unhurried, scenic way.

The Willamette Valley offers a great deal more than wine,...

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5 Key Wine Components And How To Detect Them

(3) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 7:22 PM

How often have you run across these phrases when you're reading a wine review: "highly structured," "crisp," "bright," "firm tannins," "fine-grained tannins."

How do they translate into your flavor experiences?

It's nothing too mysterious. "Structure" is most often used in reference...

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5 Most Popular Luxury Pinot Noir Wines

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 9:26 AM

2012-08-01-pinotnoirintro.jpgYou may have read recently that the demand for Pinot Noir has gotten so high, cheaper and higher-yield versions of the vine may be taking over. I think we can all thank the movie Sideways for this!

On the other hand,...

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The Top 18 Rieslings For Under $12

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 8:20 AM

By Gregory Dal Piaz

2012-07-27-riesling12.jpgIt's not easy to find great Riesling under $12. It is a very particular challenge since producers can always rely on their favorite crutch -- sugar -- when producing Rieslings. After working through over a case of...

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The 5 Most Popular Luxury Chardonnay Wines

(6) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 11:55 AM

Chardonnay is a perfect wine to pair with summer and there's nothing quite like a high-quality luxury selection!

As the Snooth People's Voice Wine Awards enter their fifth week, we've discovered that a few of these luxury Chardonnays are quite popular with wine lovers. The current front runners...

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5 Most Popular Luxury Sparkling Wines

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 3:11 PM

By Clare Goggin Sivits

2012-07-17-sparklingintro.jpgWhen you've got it, flaunt it! And there's no better way to flaunt it than with a fine bottle of bubbly.

Sparkling wine is still one of the best ways to celebrate. The word "congratulations" goes perfectly with...

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8 Super Expensive Bucket List Wines

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 2:52 PM

By Gregory Dal Piaz

Recently, I've been counting down my bucket list wines of various categories in a series of emails. Even though I've tried to be clear as day that my lists are written in attempt to keep within...

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The 7 Steps to Wine Geekdom

(2) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 8:10 AM

By Gregory Dal Piaz

2012-06-25-winesnob1.jpgWe all have to start somewhere. Many of us start where it's most easy, and that usually means sweet! There's nothing wrong with starting on White Zin and inexpensive German wines. They all serve a...

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11 Top Wine Drinking Countries

(6) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 1:47 PM

By Gregory Dal Piaz

2012-06-21-wineconsumingintro.jpgThis should have been a simple task. After all, the numbers I'm using come from The Wine Institute's annual tally of wine consumption, this time for the vintage of 2010. So it's just a simple list, right?

Well, yes...

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Extreme Wines: 5 Weird Aging Methods

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 5:45 PM

By Gregory Dal Piaz

There are plenty of ways a wine can be extreme: alcohol, extraction, even age. The following five wines are some of the most unusual extreme wines.

What they've been subjected to makes them unusual to say the least. I'm not sure any is better because...

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