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Need a Good Wine for Thanksgiving?

Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 Wine Tasting

xybermatthew Good Wine Under $20 has a very useful piece at the moment geared to wines for Thanksgiving.Whether you prefer sparkling, rosé , white, or red wine, I'm sure there's something here that will suit your palate and your budget. And I made sure that you could still get the wine I've listed below. We're all too busy to hunt out wine that's no longer available in the market!The article looks at three sparkling wines, three rosés, five whites, and three reds. I'm going to ...

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Seen that? - Let My Wine Breathe

Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2009 Wine Tasting

Let My Wine Breathe at Celebrate Wine Many (many) years ago while at a college party, I was hanging out in the kitchen with a few friends when a party-goer, a young man about our same age, walked in with a bottle of ...

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The Spanish Wines of Toro

Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 Wine Tasting

Rivard Mercury News had a feature recently on the growing popularity of wines from Spain's historic Toro region. Vines have been planted in Toro, about 100 miles northwest of Madrid, for hundreds of years and winemaking has been documented since the 1st century B.C. But the region was recognized as a Denominación de Origen only in 1987. The primary grape is a local version of tempranillo known as tinta de Toro, and many small, impossibly gnarled bush vines are quite old — some 100 years ...

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Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Liberalize California Wine Laws

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

Donnaphoto Decanter.com is reporting on a change in California's wine laws that will allow wineries more freedom to market their products directly to the local public.Sponsored by the Wine Institute, the law will allow winemakers to sell their wines in licensed venues away from the winery. The bill will also allow customers to take home unfinished bottles. The change is highly significant for local winemakers, as more and more wineries are opening tasting rooms and winery-owned bars, particularly in cities. The new law, which goes ...

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Seen that? - Woman Becomes Her Own Winery

Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Woman Becomes Her Own Winery at Celebrate Wine I can't tell you how many times I've fantasized about having my own winery. I've envisioned myself walking through my vineyard selecting the perfect grapes for my perfect wine. One woman is now living my ...

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Washington State's Wine Industry

Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 Wine Tasting

Washington State has a much more complex set of wine regions than most consumers realize. Some 30 varieties of wine get pressed, fermented and bottled in the state. There are over 30,000 acres of vineyards in the state. There are over 600 wineries. Washington wine can be traced back to Italian immigrants in who began vineyards in the Walla Walla region of the state in the 1850's. But it was a century later that wine production really took off in the state. Now Washington ranks second ...

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Portugal's Wine Regions

Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

You don't hear much about Portugal, but they produce some outstanding wines. Wine BLog recently took a look at the wine growing regions of Portugal, complete with a map.Portugal, like all other wi...

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Seen that? - Grapes at the Grocery Store

Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

Grapes at the Grocery Store at Celebrate Wine One sign of the popularity of wine is the amount of space it is taking up in your local grocery store. Mine has ...

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Seen that? - Rachel Ray Wine Pairing

Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Wine Tasting

Rachel Ray Wine Pairing at Celebrate Wine I recently picked up an issue of Everyday Rachel Ray, and I love this magazine. One of the cool things on the accomp...

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Wine Season Destinations

Date: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 Wine Tasting

This TravelPost article looks at wine travel in the US as the grape harvest is underway. If you've never considered wine travel, you should:Now is a better time than any to embark on a wine-tasti...

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Sicily's Wine Industry

Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2009 Wine Tasting

© Neil Weightman I don't often see much on Sicilian wines. So when I came across this piece on Sicily's diverse wines and winemaking, I decided to save it... Jack Felber of the Gloucester Da...

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Sangria Recipe

Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2009 Wine Tasting

© laura padgett Sangria: it's a marvelous thing to do with red wine. The drink is a Spanish tradition and it is easier to make than you might think. Of course the most important ingredient is a b...

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A Good Petit Sirah

Date: Sun, Aug 16, 2009 Wine Tasting

Would you like a good, fruity, complicated Petit Sirah? Good Wine Under $20 says you need to try 2008 The Crusher Petite Sirah, made by Don Sebastiani & Sons.If you're looking for a wine that ...

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