Explain Biodynamic Wine, Please!

What are you getting yourself into when you a buy a biodynamic bottle?...

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The Heart and Soul of Mendocino Wine Country

With all the political shenanigans in the news media, it’s feeling ever more prescient to take breaks from reality and find respite for the soul, and Mendocino wine country provides...

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Everything You Think You Know About Prosecco Is Wrong

“Generic sparkling wine” and “poor man’s Champagne” are probably just a couple of the ways you’ve typecast—if not altogether dismissed—Prosecco. But if your primary belief is that it’s a budget-friendly...

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A Lesson in Barrel Tasting with Moshin Vineyards

While barrel tasting is an activity that wine lovers only do on occasion, it’s actually a very frequent activity for winemakers. Once grapes have finished fermenting and are transferred into...

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Perfect Wine and Cheese Pairings from Trader Joe’s

The go-to grocery chain has just about everything, including your your next cheese board. And we have the perfect wine pairings....

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USA, California: Sonoma County - Part One, Focusing on Sonoma Coast and the South

For this first part of my Sonoma reporting this year, the focus is mainly on South Sonoma and all of the Sonoma Coast AVA, including the AVAs of Fort Ross-Seaview, Petaluma...

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Magdalena Restaurant at The Ivy Hotel

This was a magical night. The wines were all chosen from my cellar for this charity event to raise funds for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C....

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Asian Court

Asian Court may well have the most authentic Chinese cuisine in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The service can be a bit hazardous, as few people at the restaurant speak much...

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Dining in Milano, Italy: Osteria La Risacca

On our last night in Italy, my husband and I dined at Osteria La Risacca in Milano. The restaurant was very elegant, with white table cloths and fine glassware, as...

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Where to Drink in Genova, Italy

I’ve detailed the many cafés and wine bars that I visited during my stay in Genova, Italy. Each comes recommended for a different reason, offering a nice variety of atmospheres...

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