The best bottle of wine to bring to any holiday party, from Friendsgiving to your in-laws’ Christmas dinner

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  • November 3, 2018
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Picking the right wine to bring to a holiday party can be tricky — you want it to complement the food being served and you want everyone to like it.

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

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  • October 23, 2018
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Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think. In fact, issues like a wine’s country and region of origin sometimes had more impact on a person’s willingness to pay more for a wine than taste.

Tri-Cities: The new West Coast wine country

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  • October 20, 2018
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Washington wine country has had its skeptics. “When my grandfather claimed that the best wine grapes could be grown here, I remember people telling him that he was crazy,” says JJ Williams. Turns out that Williams’ grandfather was a visionary. Today, three generations of his family are at the helm of the successful Kiona Vineyards just outside of the Tri-Cities, a desert region east of Seattle and well past the Cascade Mountains where dry, flattened hilltops peppered with sagebrush once lacked electricity, water and people.

This Baja wine region is the Napa Valley of Mexico

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  • October 20, 2018
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Lines of grapevines disappear into the distance, where they blend into the mountains. Smoke from the open grill lifts into the air, but the delicious aroma floats on the breeze toward my table in the dappled sunlight, perched on the edge of the outdoor restaurant in wine country. I kick my shoes off under the table and pour a glass of Sangiovese.

What Really Happens as Wine Ages?

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  • October 12, 2018
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We know some wines get better with time. But what’s actually happening inside your bottle as wine ages, and how does it change what you taste?

Drinking in the New Wine Culture in Arizona (Yes, Arizona)

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  • October 12, 2018
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“Grapes have never been grown before where we are,” Curt Dunham, winemaker at LDV Winery, a 40-acre estate in Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, says. “So we really didn’t know how things were going to turn out.” Dunham is one of many new winemakers trying their hands at winemaking in dry, sunny Arizona.

This is why you should always decant your wine — Champagne included

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  • October 9, 2018
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When it comes to wine, what you drink it from can be just as important as what you’re drinking. From swapping a narrow Champagne flute for a tulip-shaped one to picking the right glass for your Bordeaux, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, there’s plenty to learn about the world of glassware.

THIS BOOZY ADVENT CALENDAR WAS DESIGNED FOR THE WINE LOVER IN YOUR LIFE

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  • October 9, 2018
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Booze-filled advent calendars are fast becoming the must-have adult countdown to Christmas. From Aldi’s sold-out wine calendar to spirited options such as Drinks by the Dram, there’s something for every boy and girl.

Catching up with Sting on his Italian Wines

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  • October 4, 2018
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Known for his music, Sting’s career has taken a new turn as he and his wife, Trudie Styler, produce award winning Italian wines.

Dream Big Darling brings women to fore of local wine and spirits industry

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  • October 4, 2018
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When country superstar Loretta Lynn crooned the tongue-in-cheek tune “Wine, Women, and Song” back in the 1970s, she was bristling against a misogynistic society that, for the most part, saw both “wine” and “women” as objects to attain. Back then, the two words spoken together rarely produced an empowering notion.