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Washington Wines in the spotlight

We LOVE data at Wine.com. Because we track all of our orders and sales, we have great numbers to show what’s trending in wine. Each year, we take a look at the top growth varietals, wineries and regions. This year, there was a theme: Washington State. Both our … More

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Italian Wine & Food

One of the best pieces of advice I give to those looking for a perfect food and wine match? Pair region with region. Nature knows what it’s doing in that regard. One of countries most prone to this perfect match is Italy. Italian wine is diverse, delicious and terribly food … More

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Bottle sizes and wine names

The other day, to celebrate the Wine.com office move and 13th holiday season, we all opened up a Methuselah of Champagne. A what? A Methuselah. That would be six literes (there are about 40 of us after all). Of course as we watched our founder open it, hoist it and try … More

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing

I write about this during the holidays every year, since wine and chocolate are two of life’s greatest pleasures, and two items we often pair up in our gift sets. But sometimes they are hard to pair together. We often reach for red wine and sweet chocolate – a dangerous pairing as … More

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What is a “hybrid” grape?

Everyone is driving hybrid cards, eating hybrid fruits, but you don’t see many people drinking wine from hybrid grapes.

What is a hybrid grape, anyway? First, let’s define a crossing, because hybrid is often confused with crossing.

A crossing is an offspring of two grape varieties from the same species … More

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