Get a taste of the nation’s fanciest food & wine festival, with Martha Stewart, top chefs

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  • June 16, 2019
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Aperol spritzes are most definitely back on the menu, because if Martha Stewart says it, it must be so…Speaking to hundreds of eager fans who paid nearly $2,000 per ticket at the world’s fanciest food festival this weekend, Stewart shared her favorite Aperol spritz recipe and took issue with a May 9 New York Times article calling it “not a good drink.”

Is it Time to Retire the Phrase “Natural Wine?”

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  • June 12, 2019
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Despite the divisiveness that surrounds them—or very possibly because of it—natural wines have changed our vinous­ landscape for the better. At heart, they embody environmental stewardship by championing chemical-free farming and winemaking with the fewest possible additives­ and manipulations.

We Drink Basically The Same Wine As Ancient Romans — And That’s Not So Great

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  • June 10, 2019
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With wine, older usually means better. “Vintage,” our word for “classily aged,” comes from the winemaking process. Wines from decades ago fetch far higher prices than freshly made ones. Wine itself is woven throughout ancient history, from ancient Judeo-Christian rites (hello, Last Supper!) to Egyptian ceremonies to Roman orgies.

High-End Wines for an Upscale Father’s Day, Grape-by-Grape

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  • June 7, 2019
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For Father’s Day this year, go big. These high-quality bottlings are all $50 and more, and the best way to show your gratitude. Broken down by grape and style, here are top-tier pours that won’t disappoint this holiday.

Merlot versus marijuana: Wine Country feuds over measure to grow pot

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  • June 4, 2019
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The Napa Valley has become synonymous with wine, as grapevines cover the flatlands and creep up the hillsides…Now some entrepreneurs hope a new crop will take root: marijuana.

Bidding for good: Wine lovers chase vintage bottles, raise funds at Auction Napa Valley

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  • June 2, 2019
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ST. HELENA — Under a magenta-ceilinged banquet tent at the Meadowood Napa Valley resort near St. Helena, the paddles shot up and the prices climbed in rapid-fire fashion at Auction Napa Valley’s showcase live auction. It was an afternoon to enjoy free-flowing wine and bid huge sums on many of Napa County’s finest vintages – and some of the most lavish of throw-in gifts – all for a good cause.

Want to find the perfect bottle of wine? Ask these questions first

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  • May 31, 2019
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There’s one weird difference between red and white wine drinkers

For Sale: 300-Year-Old ‘Shipwreck Wine’ Rescued From the Bottom of the Sea

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  • May 30, 2019
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IN 2010, A TEAM OF underwater salvagers toasted a deep-sea discovery with a rare vintage. Their discovery? The very wine they were about to drink: 350-year-old bottles they had fished out of a decrepit shipwreck off the coast of Hamburg, Germany.

The Secret to Sampling Wines? Pair Them — with One Another

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  • May 27, 2019
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The experts at Edgewater’s Income Tax have spoken: Tasting flights are passé. Instead, get to know a wine by putting two of them in dialogue with each other.

Red or white? Wine preference reveals a lot about your personality, survey determines

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  • May 25, 2019
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If you like “Game of Thrones,” consider yourself an introvert, and enjoy traveling, results found you’re probably into red wine.