The legend of Fume Blanc

One of the reasons I love wine is its combination of history, geography, biology, chemistry and marketing. Yes, marketing. Though many romanticize about wine in its purest form, with what’s inside the bottle marketing itself, the fact is wine is a beverage that sees plenty of marketing – through traditional … More

Tags: fume blanc, robert mondavi, sauvignon blanc
Categories: Wine Education
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Fried Chicken goes with…

Well, warm weather is here, really here and I am feeling a bit like fried chicken and a salad on the side, of course. Today, I enjoyed lunch with two Wine.com pals of mine (Anne and Alma) and was thinking of what would work with fried chicken. Both Alma and … More

Tags: friedchicken, honig, kingestate, napa valley, pinotgris, sauvignon blanc, wine_com
Categories: Pairing Wine With Food
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Roast Pork, white rice and brown gravy

Okay, you intense wine guys and super health folks, I fully¬†realize that white rice has no nutritional value, but this dish when made right is really delicious. My question is what is the wine match? I like cru¬†Beaujolais, such as a Saint-Amour or Fleurie or Brouilly (three of the 10 … More

Categories: Pairing Wine With Food, Uncategorized
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The Odd Couple: Strip Steak & Sancerre

Wine people seem to always ask other wine people to recall their most memorable wine, or their most exciting wine pairing . I always falter with the first, being lucky enough to have had many an amazing wine memories, but the second I have nailed down. I was in Genoa, … More

Tags: cabernet sauvignon, sancerre, sauvignon blanc, steak
Categories: Pairing Wine With Food
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A celebration of Australian Wine

Australia Day! It’s a great day to do a little education on Australian wines. Not to mention stock up on some of my favorites.

Australia has been in the wine production business for centuries, but only in the last 60 years has it focused on creating dry wines, and … More

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