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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.

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Good wine bottle opener

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by VFish 13 days 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 ...

Birthday Celebration at Royal Feast in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days 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 ...

Beaujolais Nouveau 2019! What are your thoughts??

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by damiano 19 days 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...

Urgent! Keeping wine in Staub dutch oven overnight

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by kktantique 9 days 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 1 month 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 8 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 2 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 3 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

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by Jake Dear 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 10 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

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by MikeSelpor 8 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"

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by patsully 10 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 11 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 ...