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Wine

Your ultimate Chowhound-style guide to wine. Our community knows their Pinots and Chardonnays, and they discuss it all, including wine terms, technical details of winemaking, the best labels, and more.

15 Destinations to Get Your Wine Fix on the Central Coast of California

It’s been nearly two decades since “Sideways” put the Central Coast wine scene on the map, but like a fine pinot noir, the area has only improved over the years. There are dozens of spots between chic...
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Good wine bottle opener

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by VFish 3 months ago

Hello, we are now down to just my old waitress folding bottle opener as all others have broken. I'd like a good quality bottle opener, but would prefer something easier to store than one of those ...

Best Marsala wine to use for cooking?

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by MasterBaker 12 years ago

Does anyone have any opinions on the best Marsala wine to use for cooking? Thanks.

Gov. Cuomo wants to expand alcohol sales at movie theaters...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

As part of his State of the State message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is proposing expanded alcohol sales at movie theaters. Sipping a craft brew or a glass of wine while watching a hit film sou...

Tips for a stuck cork

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by concordcourtney 13 years ago

So last week I grabbed a bottle of inexpensive Gewürztraminer at the grocery store to go with a week night supper. It's a recent vintage, nothing fancy, in the usual Gewurzt style bottle. The rubbe...

Beaujolais Nouveau 2019! What are your thoughts??

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by damiano 3 months ago

So, last Saturday while shopping I noticed the new 2019 Beaujolais Primeur being displayed for tasting. I drank half a glass, and immediately took a liking to it. Bought 6 bottles of this Jaffe...

Salvaje | Palo Alto

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Salvaje is a newish wine bar in Palo Alto specializing in "natural" wines. Anyone tried this spot? I was there in August with a friend. I did ask for advice on choosing one of the orange wines o...

Birthday Celebration at Royal Feast in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Whenever asked what to order in advance for a special occasion at Royal Feast in Millbrae, my standard answer is always going to be to put yourselves in Master Chef Zhongyi Liu's hands and let him ...

Urgent! Keeping wine in Staub dutch oven overnight

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by kktantique 3 months ago

Hi, I intend to poach some pears in red wine using my Staub dutch oven and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours. I'm wondering if its safe to keep the wine in the dutch oven for so long even if ...

2018 Firesteed Pinot Noir

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by tim irvine 4 months ago

Yesterday I grabbed a bottle to go with a broiled loin lamb chop and some steamed asparagus. The pairing was excellent, but the big surprise was that this very young PN from a big production viney...

When/where did you first taste it?

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

While having cocktails with friends at a local happy hour spot, we got into when we had our first taste of certain foods and beverage. Well, it was fun recalling our earliest culinary memories and ...

Tacos & Tapas, Fri 10/25, 6-9pm, El Pajaro CDC, Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Tacos & Tapas will celebrate 40 years of El Pajaro CDC helping local entrepreneurs reach their small business dreams. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Kitchen Incubator, 412 East Riverside Drive...

Where to buy Pagoda Shaoxing Cooking

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by borisabrams 5 months ago

Hey all, I am looking to up my game with Shaoxing rice wine! I dont want to keep using the stuff with added salt - would rather use more soy sauce or Sichuan chili bean paste. I came across Pag...

“Wines of the French Alps”: Wink Lorch's new book

Jake Dear
by Jake Dear 6 months ago

Wink Lorch has just released her new book, the “Wines of the French Alps.” https://winetravelmedia.com/shop/ We have devoured it in anticipation of an upcoming trip to the Savoie. We find it ju...

Schraffenberger Sparkling Wine

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by jochaima 6 months ago

Hello. does anyone know where I could get Schraffenberger Sparking Wine in the Boston area, or have delivered? thank you

What's the latest on low acid wines?

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by SHAUS 7 months ago

I was diagnosed recently with LPR (Silent Acid Reflux) and alcohol is apparently a no-no. But if low acid wines are out there, I may be alright. I appreciate lowest acid suggestions!

Places to drink a good glass of wine without having to order food?

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by zerodosage 8 months ago

What are the places in Montreal that feature organic, natural, interesting wines with a bar license? I love Larry's but sometimes I am not in the mood for food, or have dinner plans elsewhere.

Dear LCBO: Where did all of the interesting white wines go? Why are your shelves filled with Pinot Grigio?

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by Googs 9 months ago

As the old commercial went, if I wanted water I would have asked for water. Gimme some Gavi. Gimme some character. Some reason to drink it with food.

I would like to know what brand of Marsala wine you use for your Chicken Marsala?

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by hungryinmanhattan 1 year ago

I love Chicken Marsala but am not familiar with Marsala and would appreciate any suggestion you could give me on your preferred Marsala wine for cooking this dish.

Best White Wine

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by MikeSelpor 10 months ago

Any advice about White Sweet Wine? Which one to take Italy or France?