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Wine Journal

How to Taste Chocolate Like a Pro

After a recent discussion with Nicolas Cloiseau, chef of La Maison du Chocolat’s headquarters in Paris, it seems that there is a proper way to taste chocolate....

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An Eater’s Guide to Beating Stress

These five foods will help you take the edge off....

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Afternoon Tea

Don't confuse it with high tea....

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6 Food Trends to Watch in 2018

Vegetables, non-alcoholic drinks and mindful eating take centerstage....

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How to Properly Taste Scotch Whisky

Glenmorangie's Brendan McCarron shares his tasting techniques over a glass of the limited-edition Glenmorangie Astar 2017....

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How to Order a Martini Like a Pro

Wet, dry or dirty—James Bond’s got nothing on you....

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What It's Like to Award a Wine a Perfect 100 Points

On average, each of our Wine Advocate reviewers submit some 4,000 tasting notes per year.  “If I am to meet my goal, I must taste 11 wines per day including Sundays, my birthday, Christmas Day and New Years,” says Italy reviewer Monica Larner. “If I take off a week for holiday, I am faced with 88 wines on the day I return to work.”  So, when our roster of professional tasters go through the magical motions, what is it actually...

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10 Wine Words & What They Mean

Whether you’re a pro or a novice, we’ve got your back when it comes to wine terminology....

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How to Prepare Steak for a Crowd

Chef Bryan Voltaggio shares his tips for purchasing and preparing steak for a large group....

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