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Wine Tasting at Breakfast

Monterey Chardonnays in the a.m.

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Taking a Risk on Rosé

Flying blind at picnic time.

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Global Wine Brand Anyone?

Oriel: brilliant marketing, great juice.

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In Search of Pairings that Sing

To better understand matching wine with food, I turn to Evan Goldstein’s Perfect Pairings.

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Last Friday Night’s Wine Orgy

We kept it price-point casual, and discovered an amazing Prosecco.

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Learning to Love a Local

A new-world Riesling to get behind.

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It’s Not About the Wine

In a great new book, Vetri’s wine director learns that sometimes wine is just a supporting player.

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A Pleasant Chardonnay Surprise

It was fun, recently, to find two reasonably priced new-world Chardonnays—and to like them a lot.

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Wine in a Bottle-Shaped Can

For barbecues, or front porches on a hot night.

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Drunk on Blackberry Wine

I heart Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

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Nonlame Food Shopping in Napa

The new Oxbow Public Market.

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Grape Farmers into Winemakers

Like making lemonade from lemons, but with more alcohol.

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An American Wine Dynasty

Gundlachs and Bundschus came together in the 19th century to make great wines.

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Old Wine and New

Two very old bottles turn out surprisingly good; the new wine’s not so bad either.

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Summer Rosé

Warm weather, grilled chicken, and wine

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Cold, Heartless, Sensational Winemaker

Neill Robb of Redbank is passionate about being dispassionate.

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A Place for Wine

The San Francisco Wine Center is a great model for wine storage and wine community-building.

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Selling Wine, Writing About Wine

Kermit Lynch’s oeuvre spreads far beyond his wine business.

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Over the Hill

Great wines whose finest expression will be in a vinegar barrel, perhaps.

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Soaring Expectations

A Freeman Pinot Noir accompanies two nights of pleasurable dining.

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Cooking and Drinking Through Southern Italy

A new cookbook from the owners of A16 in San Francisco.

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