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  • The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

            Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines will help you with the art of finding great value wines.   Research! The internet is full of awesome resources for wine lovers. One of my favorite sites [...]

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  • This Wine is the Cat’s Meow

    This Wine is the Cat’s Meow

    Lately I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. I remain a carnivore, but I’m including more chicken and fish in my diet and and less red meat. I generally prefer red wine, and while there are many reds that pair very well with foul and seafood, my new diet is giving me a good excuse to experience more whites. I found a simple recipe for pan seared scallops on the Food Network’s website and decided to pair it with [...]

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  • White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    White Port – a Pleasant Surprise

    I recently had the opportunity to sample a bottle of Quinta do Portal Fine White Port. I’m usually not a fan of port wine, or for any sweet wines for that matter, but I did find the white port to be a pleasant surprise.  It is a dry to semi-sweet aperitif that pairs wonderfully with appetizers and salads that feature fruit and cheese. It is best served chilled. Porto and Douro wines come from the Douro Demarcated Region, situated in [...]

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  • Judging a Wine by its Label #WineWednesday

    Judging a Wine by its Label #WineWednesday

    Judging a wine by it’s label is generally not a good idea. I’ve tasted great wines with mundane looking labels and I’ve tasted mundane wines with great looking labels. To me, the world is a better place when the wine label gets it right. Such is the case with Apothic Red. It’s gothic looking crimson and black label allude to the plush velvety flavors this full bodied red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Syrah. I found it to have an [...]

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