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Skip the wine-pairing precision: On Thanksgiving, pretty much anything goes

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I knew wine was special long before I ever had my first sip of it.

The stuff had to be special because when I was a kid, it was always served in a carafe -- never in its own bottle -- and on Thanksgiving, a carafe or two stood among rarely seen china bowls and silver platters on a white tablecloth.

After my first sip of wine, the thing I had ...Read more

What you need to know about ice wine, New York's wintry nectar

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From one of the country's most-prolific wine-producing states comes one of the country's rarest wine styles. The state is New York, and the style -- ice wine -- results in mere drops of liquid per year, relative to traditional table wines nationwide.

The grapes used to make this pour rely on arctic weather to bring out their sweet, summery ...Read more

Get to know the elegant, versatile wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume

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About two hours south of Paris, on the eastern end of the Loire Valley, two of the world's most renowned sauvignon blanc appellations sit just a handful of miles apart.

Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume are separated by the Loire River, which flows north between them before making its big, left-hand turn toward the Atlantic Ocean near the southern ...Read more

California wine hopes to uncork Canada's alcohol policies in new trade agreement

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Wine exporters in California and other states will get equal treatment for their bottles on the grocery shelves of Canada's westernmost province under the terms of the renegotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The California-dominated wine industry has spent four years fighting a policy allowing grocery stores in British Columbia to ...Read more

To learn about wine, drink it — but there are other ways, too

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To paraphrase a saying in the wine world, particularly in the segment focused on teaching and learning, "the best way to learn about wine is to drink it." Recently, at a back porch dinner involving a hot grill and two arms-full of wine, a friend who is well-versed in the ways of wine, reiterated this saying, as if it was new information. "You ...Read more


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