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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.

These Wine Coolers Are Not the Ones You Drank in College

One upon a time, the wine cooler—a pour of Chablis from the jug, topped off with fizzy water—was the least sophisticated drink at the party. But the wine cooler has been cocktailized, with wine that...
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Dear LCBO: Where did all of the interesting white wines go? Why are your shelves filled with Pinot Grigio?

Googs
by Googs 15 days 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.

When/where did you first taste it?

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by gutreactions 2 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 ...

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

hungryinmanhattan
by hungryinmanhattan 4 months 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

MikeSelpor
by MikeSelpor 2 months ago

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

Spring Mountain Winery selection - Help please!

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by jsrpanda 1 year ago

Hello! I have read about a zillion blogs, forums, reviews, etc and need help narrowing down my list of wineries to visit on Spring mountain. I like big cabs/red blends. Trying to decide between:...

WaPo on "The Sommeliers of Everything"

patsully
by patsully 5 months ago

"Perhaps you are someone who thinks honey is just honey. Or tea is just tea. Or olive oil is just olive oil. Or water is just water. Or a cigar is just a cigar. Or mustard is just mustard. If so, y...

Rude guests bringing wine - should I have served it?

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by kali_MM 10 years ago

I'm still brooding about this one, and am wondering if I reacted badly... what are your thoughts? Some friends/accquaintances here (we generally walked our dogs together), decided to move back t...

Advice on Colorado Corkage Please

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by aledm 11 years ago

We're moving to Vail for a winter of skiing and I was reading the posts about restaurants in Colorado generally. There was a comment in a thread that said Colorado as a state forbids corkage. What ...

A Basic, Everyday Wine for Italian Pasta Dishes?

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by sylvan 7 months ago

I don't drink and know nothing about wines. I'd like to know a basic, everyday wine I can use for deglazing and for Italian pasta dishes that I can find in neighborhood grocery stores. I've looked ...

Finding the right Glühwein recipe, or is it the right wine? Or both?

magnoliasouth
by magnoliasouth 7 months ago

First off, I apologize for the length of this post. I just wanted to explain so you fully get what my problem is. I am of Austrian descent and my great-Aunt used to make Glühwein every Christmas...

What to do with wine received as a gift?

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by DivaMari 2 years ago

I am not a wine snob BUT I hosted an open house this week. As a hostess gift I received bottles of wine I will not drink. If they are a wine I will not drink, I will NOT regift them. I should h...

Can anybody else "smell" fruit flies?

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by porcospino 11 years ago

So I've done some fairly extensive web research (read: about 5 minutes with Google) that has brought up nothing on this topic, and maybe (my completely forgotten) high school biology would explain ...

Wine storage

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by ieatanddrink 8 months ago

I have to move with my wine bottles. The wine is currently stored in a wine refrigerator under the proper temperature. If i take the bottles out and pack it for transit that will last 7 days, wil...

New York City Wine & Food Fest tickets for Sunday 10/14: below retail

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by dblaineprod 8 months ago

Hello I have 3 tickets (hard copy) to the SUNDAY NYCWFF Grand Tasting at NYC Wine and Food Festival. I can't go any more but I don't want the tickets to go to waste! Sunday 10/14 12-6pm Pier 92/...

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2018, Sept. 8 & 9...

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

It's time for seasonal harvest festivals all around the metro area. One of the biggest is coming up again: Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest will take place in Rhinebeck, N.Y. at the Dutchess County F...

Wine Shipping Redux ---> A different issue entirely

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by jbl1953 10 months ago

So you would think I know the answer to this, after 40+ years in the wine trade, but laws change, court cases are decided, and I frankly don't have a freakin' clue! Most question of this ilk are...

Wine tastes bad once I start eating

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by lisalemon 4 years ago

I'm wondering if anyone has this same problem. I love red wine and drink it often, but I always have to enjoy a glass (or two) BEFORE my meal. Because as soon as I start to eat, something happens t...

Tips for a stuck cork

concordcourtney
by concordcourtney 12 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...

Napa Meals and Wine Tastings (Late August)

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by two0crew 1 year ago

Hey everyone, I'll be in Napa this upcoming August from Saturday lunch (8/25) through Monday AM (8/27) and wanted to reach out for meal and wine tasting ideas. I'm targeting a few higher-end ex...