All posts tagged "wine"

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    IMBIBIE: Been There, Doon That

    An evening with Bonny Doon’s Randall Grahm. It’s no secret to anyone who reads this column that I’m a longtime fan of Bonny Doon founder and winemaker Randall Grahm. He was one of the first wine “industry”...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Drinking With Big Bird

    These unique wines add zest to Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re planning to pour wine at your Thanksgiving meal, or on bringing a bottle to a restaurant, there is a mind-bending array of options available to you. Multi-dish...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Frugal, Friendly… and French?

    Yes, you can drink French wine on a budget. I’ll bet that if you played a word-association game with most people and asked for their first thought to describe French wines, “expensive” and “quality” would be two...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Sipping Fuissé

    Getting to knowPouilly-Fuissé, France’s other white Burgundy. In some circles, Pouilly-Fuissé wine—made from Chardonnay in France’s Burgundy region—is considered the poor stepchild of the fancier white Burgundies, particularly those from the Côte de Beaune like Montrachet, Meursault...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Champagne Wishes

    Celebrate the famous bubbles of France this week. In my opinion, any day is a good day for Champagne. However, for those who need an official reason to celebrate bottled bubbles, Global Champagne Day is on Oct....

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Original Zin

    Exploring Zinfandel, a uniquely American wine Having lived and grown up in countries all over the world, I am not especially nationalistic. Jingoism makes my blood boil. Still, I am proud of American jazz, blues, rock ‘n’...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Wine Valentine

    Be nice to your grapes with these vino storage dos and don’ts I still rue the day I opened a prized bottle of French Burgundy I’d been saving for a couple decades. Not too surprisingly, when the bottle...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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    IMBIBE: German Engineering

    Riesling from Deutschland is versatile and affordable The recent dustup over Germany’s Volkswagen-Audi playing free and loose with auto emissions happened to coincide with my re-acquaintance of a different feat of German engineering: Riesling. Nobody does it...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Something Fishy

    The best whites to compliment seafood delights Before the cold weather arrives and I turn to hearty stews, roasts, cassoulet and such, I’m getting in my late-summer/early-fall fish fixes. There are few things in life I like...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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    IMBIBE: Late summer sipping

    Last call for seasonal picnic wines I’m not quite ready to think about shoveling snow just yet, especially in what is predicted to be an El Niño year. So while there’s still time before the air turns...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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