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30 Second Wine Advisor: Aging wine overnight?

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Wine Tasting

Remember the old commercials where burly, bearded Orson Welles would intone, "We will sell no wine before its time"? Most of us had no idea that the brand he was hawking - Paul Masson - neither required nor would benefit from cellar time. That didn't stop us from yelling "It's time!"

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Vino e Cucina d'Italia: Cantina Giardino - The Touch of Excellence

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Wine Tasting

The best Aglianico wine from the Campania region of Italy? It may be the wines produced by a small six-person winery called Cantina Giardino, in the town of Ariano Irpino, says Neil Duarte. He recently paid them a visit.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Gigondas: Sound your S and your GSM

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Wine Tasting

If you speak French like I speak French, you probably get as confused as I do about its unfamiliar ways. All those consonants that get dropped off the end of words! In Southern France, though, we get a break from rhat ... which makes things more confusing.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Gigondas: Sound your S and your GSM

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Wine Tasting

If you speak French like I speak French, you probably get as confused as I do about its unfamiliar ways. All those consonants that get dropped off the end of words! In Southern France, though, we get a break from rhat ... which makes things more confusing.

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WebWineMan: Gamay finds its natural home in Beaujolais

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Wine Tasting

Once a popular November wine ritual, Beaujolais Nouveau's ship has pretty much sailed. But that doesn't mean that we don't love Beaujolais! Columnist Richard Fadeley takes a close look at some regional treats.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Pinot Gris, Grigio, Blanc

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Pinot Gris and its Italian twin, Pinot Grigio, are still mighty popular. This trend line hasn't changed since I wrote three years ago that Pinot Gris plantings in California had jumped almost 300 percent over the preceding decade.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Almost-red Rosato

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Ros wine is pink the world around, no matter what you call it. Whatever we call it, it's still pink wine. Not quite red, not quite white, but something in-between. At its best, pink wine can be a quaff of delight.

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Taylor Eason: White wines from the Rhone Valley: Looking for love in all the right places

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Americans "are finally moving in the right direction," writes Taylor Eason. "Many people are reaching for and craving something out-of-the-ordinary - authentic, well-made wines made by people who actually care." Such as Rhône whites.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Bouquet of Roses

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting

Think pink! It's hard to imagine a more refreshing option on a sultry summer evening than a chilled, crisp rose wine, sipped by itself or chosen to accompany a salad, cheese course or light summer evening meal.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Pinot Noir from everywhere

Date: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 Wine Tasting

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, wine writers - even me - stuck to a conventional wisdom about Pinot Noir: Only in Burgundy, we wrote, as recently as the 1980s, does this historic but notable quirky grape achieve greatness in wine. What a difference a generation makes!

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WebWineMan: Washington's Wines: Worth a Look

Date: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 Wine Tasting

The U. S.'s northernmost wine-producing region, Washington state, has soil and climate conditions that give it a clear advantage over the rest of the country in producing wine. Richard Fadeley's panel tastes a sampling of some of the best.

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Italian Alpine Sauvignon

Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 Wine Tasting

Mention Sauvignon Blanc, and many wine fanciers will think of the ripe, explosively aromatic style that put New Zealand on the wine map, or the dry, acidic and herbal style of the Loire Valley's Sancerre and Pouilly-Fum. But Italy? Not so much.

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Taylor Eason: More flavor, less money: Buying wine on a budget

Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 Wine Tasting

More and more Americans are drinking wine daily, but most of us can't fork over $20 per night for the stuff. Taylor Eason has put together tips to finding "super affordable, tasty wines to pair with dinner or to scratch that end-of-the-work-day relaxation itch we all have."

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30 Second Wine Advisor: Rethinking high alcohol

Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 Wine Tasting

Okay, I'm on the record as being no great fan of high-alcohol wines. Well, other than Port, Madeira, Sherry and other fortified wines that are meant to be that way, anyway. But every rule has its exceptions ...

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