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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

Phys.org - 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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