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Cheers to Costco! A sommelier picks his 5 favorite bottles of Kirkland wine

The Seattle Times - by Tan Vinh - December 8, 2018

Forget the 30-roll package of toilet paper: The best bargain at Costco might be its private label of wines. Sommelier Owen Bargreen tasted his way through two dozen bottles to find the gems.


It is possible to start a wine collection on a budget. Here’s how

CNBC - by Lorie Konish - December 6, 2018

Wine collecting can be fiercely competitive, but the good news is you do not need to spend a fortune to start putting away quality bottles for later years.


British Columbia’s Budding Wine Scene

Wine Enthusiast - by PAUL GREGUTT - December 5, 2018

It may surprise you that grapes survive and thrive in British Columbia’s climate. And they produce exceptional wines you’ll want to look out for.


The Best Wine Books of 2018

The New York Times - by Eric Asimov - December 2, 2018

These five new volumes investigate some of the most basic issues raised by wine, while posing new questions and inspiring thirst.


12 gifts for holiday hosts (that aren’t a bottle of wine)

WCVB Boston - by Chelsea Frisbie - November 29, 2018

Between friends, family and the office holiday party, it feels like the festivities are never-ending this time of year. While calendars may be full, wallets feel like they’re running on empty. And though wine is an easy gift, sometimes it’s best to go a bit outside the bottle.


Thanksgiving Wines: A Last-Minute Checklist

The New York Times - by Eric Asimov - November 20, 2018

Suggestions for when you have no time to think (or agonize) about what bottles to buy for the feast.


California Wildfires Devastate Malibu Wine Region

Wine Spectator - by Lynn Alley - November 14, 2018

Vintners in the burgeoning wine region report destroyed homes and wineries and scorched vines


Should You Smell the Cork When Opening Wine? Always.

Wine Enthusiast - by SEAN P. SULLIVAN - November 12, 2018

Smelling the cork after opening a bottle can seem like a relic of the past. But you’re making a huge mistake if you skip this step in evaluating wine.


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

Business Insider - by Hillary Hoffower - November 3, 2018

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 - by Maegan Murray, Washington State University - October 23, 2018

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.


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