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Tim Vidra

Tasting Room Thyme Ice Cubes

Every spring I look forward to planting my herb garden. It’s so convenient to slip out back, snip a few sprigs of rosemary, thyme, basil or oregano straight from the garden, and add them to whatever you may be creating… [Read more…]

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Sharon Shim

Forget the hard lemonade. With its refreshing flavors and medium-high acidity, Sauvignon Blanc is the drink you should be serving at all your upcoming cookouts. Serve it nice and chilled, or make it the secret ingredient in the cocktails you’re… [Read more…]

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Tim Vidra

Radishes and Butter-Tasting Room

Radishes with butter and salt is a French classic, typically served as a starter in place of bread. It’s surprisingly simple to assemble and makes for an unexpected palate pleaser. This dish showed up recently on the menu of a… [Read more…]

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Sharon Shim

You may have the impression that “real” wine aficionados drink wines that are at least 30 years old and cost more than your last paycheck. So does this mean you can keep your bottle of Cabernet in the basement for a… [Read more…]

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Nancy Fann-Im

Earlier this week, Robert Parker, arguably the most powerful wine critic in the world, stepped down as the reviewer of Bordeaux wines for his widely respected publication, The Wine Advocate. I met Parker 15 years ago, when I was an editorial assistant at… [Read more…]

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