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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]

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Twelve Bottles That Prove New Zealand Is More Than Sauvignon Blanc

Twelve Bottles That Prove New Zealand Is More Than Sauvignon Blanc

Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful thing. The grape occupies two-thirds of the country’s vineyards, accounting for a whopping 86 percent of its wine exports. And as a New Zealand national, no wine has ever invoked the feeling of home for me quite like a grassy, […]

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Review: E. Guigal Côtes Du Rhône Rouge 2012

Review: E. Guigal Côtes Du Rhône Rouge 2012

At this point, the wines of E. Guigal – the negotiant and winemaker who is partly responsible for putting France’s Rhône wine region on the map – have become ubiquitous across the United States, with offerings at the high end as well as the low. But unlike other massive producers whose introductory, more affordable bottles […]

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Review: Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem By Michel Chapoutier 2014

Review: Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem By Michel Chapoutier 2014

We first wrote about winemaker Michel Chapoutier here on the site in relation to his efforts to place Braille on wine bottles. In 1993, when Chapoutier was only 29 and had been the main winemaker in the family business for only three years, he turned on the television to watch his friend and musician Gilbert […]

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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: If You’re Binge Watching House of Cards You Should Be Drinking Syrah

Pop Culture Pairing: If You’re Binge Watching House of Cards You Should Be Drinking Syrah

In an alternate universe, the current President of the United States is Francis J. Underwood, a Machiavellian political animal. Underwood, and his deft portrayal by the ever sinister Kevin Spacey, is the lynchpin of House of Cards. In 2013, when Netflix premiered the entire first season of its first ever original program, a new era […]

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