What’s ahead for food and wine in 2019

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  • December 31, 2018
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Already 2018 is feeling so yesterday when it comes to food and wine. Gone are the heady days when having a rosé paired with some house-made charcuterie seemed new and exciting. Now having a can of sparkling wine alongside an Uzbekistan oshi-sabo stew will become as common as enjoying a “clean meat” burger served with a ‘pét-nat.’

How to buy good wine on a budget

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  • December 30, 2018
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After studying wine for almost 50 years, educator and author Kevin Zraly says this is the golden age for wine making in the world. As new developments have made it possible to make good quality wines all over the world, that also means that consumers can access great wines for affordable prices.

The 12 best bargain wines of 2018 cost as little as $9. What are you waiting for?

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  • December 29, 2018
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As 2018 spirals to a close, we can at least console ourselves that we drank well while the circus unfolded around us. And we didn’t have to drink expensively.

What Did Jesus Drink? A Bethlehem Winery is Embracing Ancient, Indigenous Grapes

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  • December 24, 2018
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As millions of people around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, Bethlehem’s Cremisan Wine Estate has just finished bottling its 2018 vintage. Founded by Salesian monks in 1885, Cremisan makes wine using indigenous Palestinian grapes. Some scholars say these are the types of wines that Jesus most likely drank.

Flutes may be out, but sparkling wine and champagne are always in

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  • December 23, 2018
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Champagne and sparkling wines are always part of holidays and special occasions because they are associated with celebrations and commemorations. Served ice cold as a welcoming beverage for a celebratory toast or when they are used to launch ships, the true character of champagne and sparkling wines, especially in this country, gets overlooked. 

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

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  • December 19, 2018
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This year, I’m happy to report, it’s easier than ever to buy great wines without spending a fortune. From my tastings, I’ve chosen 50 wines that cost under $50 a bottle—and deliver both value and sheer deliciousness for the price.

Why pink wines are perfect for your holiday meals and parties

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  • December 18, 2018
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Before we dismiss rosé wines as a trendy summertime drink with its own hashtags and T-shirts, hold on a minute. Rosés, it turns out, go with foods well into the fall and winter holidays. Really.

$10 Wines that Taste Way More Expensive Than They Are

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  • December 16, 2018
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Who says you need to spend a fortune on a great bottle of tasty wine? Really, try any of Trader Joe’s budget-friendly (let’s be real—cheap) wines, and you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.

Wine shopping for the holidays? Some expert suggestions on what to look for

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  • December 16, 2018
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You’ll likely be out shopping for wine over the next 10 days either to serve at your house or bring to a family member, or to give as a gift. With that in mind, some basic questions were sent to several wine specialists who work at Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores.

60+ high-end wines: Our 2018 guide to prices, flavors

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  • December 13, 2018
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Our tasting panel worked overtime this year. Our regular reviews throughout the year focus on bottles priced under $25. But when the holidays roll around some folks like to splurge. Our annual guide to high-end wines will give you a quick flavor profile along with vintage, price and origin abbreviation.