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So this is what my life’s become: Four packages of crackers on my desk, accompanied by letters requesting the snacks be reviewed as accompaniments to wine. I feel like Marilyn Hagerty, the 85-year-old lady who reviewed the new Olive Garden… [Read more…]

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A simple CO2 cartridge

I’ve tried a million different ways to preserve an unfinished bottle. I’ve used an array of vacuum pumps, the fridge, putting pumped wine into fridge and just finishing the wine for the sake of not having to taste day-old wine tomorrow. But… [Read more…]

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I’m a skeptical person by nature – especially when it comes to cocktails. Above all, I believe three things: One, that all vodkas are essentially indistinguishable, no matter how much you pay; two, that classic cocktail recipes have endured for… [Read more…]

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Pinot

If you have nothing to do on April 14, get yourself a ticket to Pinot in the City at City Winery (6-9pm). Actually, if you already have something to do, cancel. You want to be at this tasting. While a ticket… [Read more…]

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There are dishes and then there are dishes. Dishes of the first kind are heaven for wine enthusiasts. Beef bourguignon. Steamed mussels. Smoked salmon. A big, juicy steak. Lasagna. Let’s call them the slam-dunks of food-and-wine pairing. And then, there… [Read more…]

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