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Chablis : Yes, a Chardonnay, but not really

I was, for a while, a silent participant of the ABC movement – Anything But Chardonnay. It just seemed, I don’t know, terribly unimaginative and, dare I say it, pedestrian. 100 more words


Chianti Classico : No risk, a whole lotta gain

If ever there is a more reliable, good solid wine than the Chianti, I haven’t heard of it. For me, the Chianti Classico is the ultimate go-to whenever there’s food on the table. 108 more words


Best Neighbors Ever

Today wasn’t a great day for baking, so my homemade gifts for our friends and neighbors were going to be a bit of a flop.  Then I saw the cutest gift on HGTV’s Instagram account and did a copycat of it myself.   112 more words


Parellada : Unsung hero

Ah, the unsung hero, or at least, my unsung hero. I was first drawn to the Parellada because it came, just as San Valentin wines do, with a miniature Cupid angel dangling from the neck of the bottle. 130 more words


Valpolicella : Amarone's youngest sibling

Having tasted the oh-so-powerful Amarone once before, I decided that its younger, more mild-mannered, easygoing sibling Valpolicella is more my speed when it comes to everyday drinking. 115 more words


Ancient Wine and the Modern Christian [part 3]

I’ve introduced the topic of Christians and wine-drinking (and, hopefully, why a study like this is relevant). I’m going through an article by Robert Stein, in which he cites ancient Greco-Roman sources like… 563 more words

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