GLOBAL CHAMPAGNE DAY: Champagne Tips

This year, World Champagne Day will be celebrated on October 23rd. Plan ahead if you’re planning to celebrate! Although New Year’s Eve is more than two-and-a-half months away, we can’t object to another “official” occasion to drink champagne. First, an important thing to know: Champagne only refers to the sparkling wines of the Champagne region…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Chenin Blanc Wine From The Loire Valley

Our Top Pick Of The Week encourages you to try Chenin Blanc wines from the Loire Valley of France. These excellent white wines include familiar wines like Savennières and Vouvray, as well as other equally noteworthy but less-well-known white wines of the Loire. The Loire Valley (pronounced L-WAHR) is a paradise of beautiful scenery and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ridge Zinfandel, A Great California Red Wine For California Wine Month

September is California Wine Month, and one of California’s most distinguished wines is Zinfandel (it is known there as a “heritage grape.” Zin, as it’s called for short, is a black-skinned wine grape (photo #6) that produces a robust, bold and spicy red wine that can stand up to the most robust and rich foods.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Wine Spritzers

[1] A refreshing white wine spritzer with cucumber and mint. The recipe is below (photo © Wine Institute). [2] Different ways to slice a cucumber. For this recipe, you want the long, wide slices in the center (photo © Quinciple). [3] Fresh mint (photo © Indian Home Cooking | Clarkson Potter).   It’s a beautiful…
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