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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.

2020 Advent Calendars Are Already Here (and Filled With Chocolate, Cheese, Wine & Beer)

The best advent calendar hinges on your personal taste, but if you prioritize food and drink, these 2020 advent calendars—full of everything from cheese and chocolate to wine and beer—are all delicious...
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Bear Foods, Chelan WA

kaleokahu
by kaleokahu 6 days ago

Anyone who's spent much time is this resort and winery town in Central Washington probably already knows that grocery and dry goods shopping there isn't fulfilling or enlightening. Yes, there's a ...

Stay Gold Deli in West Oakland [Split from Horn Barbeque thread]

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by tre2012 1 month ago

Someone on the "other" food board posted they got some excellent brisket from the Stay Gold BBQ folks on 2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland (off 51st St.). It reminded me that quite a while back we had...

Fribourg awards 100 bottles of wine to residents who turn 100

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beve...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

Value priced screwtop reds

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by frajita 1 year ago

Name a few acceptable Merlot or other reds with a screw top under $10.

RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Half Bottles of White Wine?

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by zackly 4 months ago

We have a friend or two who drink white wine. We generally don't drink white wine at home. I frequently open a new 750ml bottle, pour one glass, put the rest in the fridge then, what I don't use co...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

US Courts Deliver Body Blows to Wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Wine lovers took a big legal setback on Tuesday, as a US federal appeals court ruled that a Florida wine shop cannot ship wine to customers in Missouri, even though Missouri stores can. The cas...

Non alcoholic wine Toronto

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by burlgurl 9 months ago

Has anyone had a half decent non alcoholic wine? Does this even exist? I’d love a dry white wine, but can only guess most existing options are overly sweet juice. Where in Toronto? Have t seen any ...

ISU study indicates diet may help reduce cognitive decline

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

"Here are four of the most significant findings from the study: 1) Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life; 2) The...

Billingsgate (Four Star Seafood) Opens Softly in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Billingsgate, the seafood market and cafe from the owners of Four Star Seafood & Provisions https://www.chowhound.com/post/star-seafood-provisions-san-francisco-bay-area-delivery-1091761 opened sof...

Use of a plastic film to eliminate the cork taint of a contaminated wine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

I've done this with a corked bottled wine and believed the perceptible TCA was decreased, so it's cool to see an experiment confirm that it does work. The wine does remain somewhat scalped of fruit...

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Nov 16-22

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches it...

A Unicorn Boxed Red Wine?

Scirocco
by Scirocco 1 year ago

Let's face it, boxed wine is not ever going to be involved in fine dining, and in particular, red wines seem to suffer the most. But in general, boxed wine HAS improved over the last decade. So ha...

Mondiale Wines close-out sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

My friend Ann Feely is shutting down her wine import business. Remaining inventory of wines (New Zealand imports) are now discounted by 50% and shipping is free for purchases of 12 or more bottles....

Looking for Red Label Wine & JWN White Rum

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by Tarantula 1 year ago

I am looking for "J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, " and "Red Label Wine." Has anyone seen these around Columbus, Ohio? They're used in Jamaican cooking, and I'd love to find a supplier for...

Using Chardonnay

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by grangie angie 1 year ago

Someone gifted us a bottle of chardonnay. I would like to use the entire bottle up by making some dish, I do not want to use just a cup or so... and wind up with leftover. I want a recipe that woul...

Almost Free Wine Shipped to you: 2-day Marathon Madness

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by droolingdoggie 1 year ago

There is a super 48-hour wine sale marathon with free shipping going on at Last Bottle Wines!! Here is a self-description of LBW, which is a local business based in Napa, CA: "Last Bottle is a ...

Summery drinks on the rocks - any suggestions?

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by damiano 1 year ago

So, it's official - we are in a heatwave! I'm talking about Western Europe now. Time for a drink - but nothing fancy, something that is easily put together, preferably containing some ice. What do ...