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Drunk In Love: Four Sommelier-Approved Wedding Wine Hacks, Plus 20 Affordable Bottles

Drunk In Love: Four Sommelier-Approved Wedding Wine Hacks, Plus 20 Affordable Bottles

From look books to cake tastings, planning a wedding ain’t easy. The devil really is in the details — all 20,000 of them. Food and drink is one of the most memorable aspects of the big day, but wading through catering menus in search of drink options that demonstrate your “unique couple style” is daunting. […]

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Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Somms Love Chenin Blanc, and You Will, Too

Sommeliers love Chenin Blanc. It’s one of those classic grape varieties that was seriously overlooked until 10 to 15 years ago when wine professionals “rediscovered” it and began proclaiming its virtues. But while Chenin Blanc doesn’t seem obscure to wine lovers these days, it isn’t nearly as popular as international grapes like Sauvignon Blanc and […]

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Seven Loire Valley Wines You Must Be Drinking This Fall

Seven Loire Valley Wines You Must Be Drinking This Fall

For those of you that haven’t heard, the Loire Valley is *still* one of the wine world’s best kept secrets. Situated in the northwestern part of France, the Loire Valley wine region encompasses various terroirs along the length of France’s longest river, starting with Muscadet on the Atlantic coast, all the way to Sancerre, just […]

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9 Wine & Pastry Pairings

9 Wine & Pastry Pairings

Don’t you feel sophisticated when snacking on a croissant? It’s one of my not-so-guilty pleasures (read: I eat croissants pretty often). While savoring one earlier this week, it dawned on me that I’ve never had a croissant with the most obvious of beverages: wine! But why stop at a croissant? Why not go all out […]

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Pop-Culture Pairing: The Perfect Wine For Jimmy Fallon And Those Who Love Him

Pop-Culture Pairing: The Perfect Wine For Jimmy Fallon And Those Who Love Him

In his five years as the host of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon has reinvented the concept of the late night talk show. A former SNL star with a series of failed films under his belt, Fallon had everything to prove. However, he quickly demonstrated that his penchant for giggle fits and charmingly personable demeanor lend […]

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Chenin Blanc, The Perfect Fall Wine

Chenin Blanc, The Perfect Fall Wine

The last bottle of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc I opened was totally baffling; beautifully concentrated and floral, but with an initial undertone of something like burnt plastic that was an adjustment. After a few minutes of opening up outside in the inevitable fall air, it almost elicited a kind of melancholy in the glass. Metaphorically […]

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