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  • 8 Takes on an Oregon Evening

    You could argue that Oregon Pinot Noir is not the ideal wine for Peking duck (though you might be mistaken), but that's neither here nor there. In this, our...


  • Wine Nose

    Ever wonder what the heck wine writers are talking about when they describe the nose of a wine? Like, how about that buttery thing that goes on with some of...


  • Where Do the Plums Come From?

    Have you noticed that wine writers describe wine aromas as smelling like just about anything other than grapes? It’s a funny thing. Why the heck should the...


  • Annoying Wine Words

    Wine can be a pretty stuffy topic. Historically, it’s been dominated by old men wine tasting in wood-panelled libraries and speaking with a little Locust...


  • Questions with Elin McCoy

    Elin McCoy needs little introduction. She is a well known wine writer with a long history. Her articles have graced the pages of Food & Wine, The New York...


  • Questions with Carla Capalbo

    Carla Capalbo is joining us today to answer questions about her experiences along the food lover's journey. In case you missed it, we published an intriguing...


  • Where's Your Palate?

    There’s so much talk about the American palate, the European palate, the New World palate, or the Old World palate; and yet, no one has really been able to...


  • The Bevebilita Score

    Almost all wine scoring systems purport to reflect the quality of a particular bottle of wine. Wine reviewers like to fool themselves, some very effectively,...


  • Washington Wine Academy's 1K Wine Walk

    The Washington Wine Academy’s 1K Wine Walk was not for any cure, cause or awareness raising of any kind. Unless you count awareness of the Wine Academy...


  • 5 More Popular Wine Questions

    It seems like popular wine questions are an endless resource! Though the truth is that shouldn't be a surprise. Wine is about as complex as you want to make...


  • 5 More Frequently Asked Wine Questions

    After my earlier article reviewing 10 common wine questions, I received a ton of e-mails asking several follow-up questions. Some were a little too silly to...


  • Learning the Lingo of Sparkling Wine

    When buying sparkling wine you’ll find that there’s more to know than simply the type of brand of wine. Whether you’re looking for Cava, or Champagne,...


  • How to Read a Sparkling Wine Label

    (Full page) When buying sparkling wine you’ll find that there’s more to know than simply the type of brand of wine. Whether you’re looking for Cava, or...


  • A Guide to Italian Vineyard Terms

    Italy is a land of vines -- after all, the Greeks did indeed call it “Enotria” (the land of wine) -- so it’s not surprising that Italians have so many...


  • Italian Vineyard Terms Explained

    Italy is a land of vines -- after all, the Greeks did indeed call it “Enotria” (the land of wine) -- so it’s not surprising that Italians have so many...


  • Wine Lovers - and Geeks

    We all think we're wine lovers, but the truth is some of us love wine while others love those who love wine, or love the wines of others, or love hoarding...


  • Wine Words: The American Palate

    In wine circles, especially international wine circles, it's accepted as gospel that there is something casually referred to as the "American Palate."...


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