The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Italian Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie

You might want to drink your glass (or two!) of Moscati d’Asti unadorned, with nothing but your stemware and a smile as accompaniment. In that case, drink on! Enjoyment is the name of the game, and there’s no wrong way to savor your favorite sip. But sometimes, you want to make that Moscati d’Asti really […]

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Everything You Need to Know About White Wines for Winter

Everything You Need to Know About White Wines for Winter

Much like “rules” about ditching your white clothes after Labor Day, avoiding white wines during the winter is an outdated notion. Think of it this way: your favorite pair of white pants are as striking on you in October as they are in May, just as a crisp Pinot Bianco is just as quenching with […]

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Eight Cheese Mistakes Everyone Makes

Eight Cheese Mistakes Everyone Makes

Saying “cheese” around adults is kind of like saying “Santa Claus” around children — both represent a wonderful world of surprise and possibility. But, much like childhood devotion to Old Saint Nick, some of the things many of us believe about cheese just aren’t true. Read on for the most common mistakes most people make […]

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Ready, Set, Manchego: Six Spanish Cheeses You Need to Know

Ready, Set, Manchego: Six Spanish Cheeses You Need to Know

If when you think of Spanish cheese, you think “Manchego… and probably others?” it’s not your fault. A 1960s law mandated that Spanish dairies produce at least 10,000 liters of milk per day, which forced smaller cheesemakers to either close or go underground. Many traditional regional cheeses disappeared. When the law was repealed, in the […]

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Unoaked American Chardonnay Deserves Your Respect

Unoaked American Chardonnay Deserves Your Respect

Chances are, if you offer white Burgundy to the average wine drinker, they’ll be flattered and delighted. Offer Chardonnay to many American wine drinkers, however, and it’s possible you’ll hear “ABC — Anything but Chardonnay!” Despite being California’s most widely planted wine grape, with 94,532 acres in 2016, many Americans are Chardonnay haters.

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