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Glad to be back on the river for our second week of boating. So wonderful to wake up to this sunrise. J'aime la Nièvre en Bourgogne.

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Spent a lovely week on the Canal du Nivernais!

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Don't wrinkle your nose at the idea of white wine. They are many, and they are delicious. This article highlights 3 styles of dry white wine including #SauvignonBlanc #Chablis #Soave #Gavi #PinotGrigio #Sancerre #VinhoVerde #GrünerVeltliner #Torrontés #Viognier #CheninBlanc #Chardonnay. Enjoy!

Sometimes, people crinkle their nose at the words "dry white wine," but they also roll their eyes at the thought of "sweet white wine." On the other hand, some just say, "I only like red wine." To me, this is a huge mistake. The world of wine is vast and the flavors are...
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Who's up for wine that tastes like strawberries and leather? Yum. #rioja #spanishwine #tempranillo #runningwiththebulls #crianza #reserva #granreserva #redblend

Strawberry and leather make an odd flavor combination. Nobody eats strawberry leather pie. While we don’t eat leather, the aroma of a fine leather coat or supple leather bag can be quite pleasing and strawberries, with their slightly sweet smell and tart flavor are universally popular. So it should…
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Few things compare to summer in Duluth. With sunlight extending from 5 a.m. to almost 10 p.m., the days hold so much promise. After winter, the warmth of the summer beckons us out of the house to enjoy the sunshine. Activities like sitting on the deck, swimming in the lake and dining outside are qui...
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Great article about how wine is made organically.

Wine is a man-made beverage that has been produced and consumed for more than 7,000 years. At its core, wine is simple and easy to make. The recipe is: grow grapes, harvest grapes, smash grapes in a container, leave to ferment, filter chunky bits and drink.
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Anyone have a wedding coming up this summer? Here's a few helpful wine tips!

During the past few weeks, I've been asked about selecting wine for wedding receptions, and while I'd love to say: 'Here are the perfect red, white and sparkling wines for your wedding,' the reality is, there are too many factors to consider to make a specific recommendation. But I can talk about th...
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Pink wine! Get yourself in the mood for summer with this rosé primer.

All grape juice is white, which is confusing because white wine is actually shades of green and yellow, while red wine is shades of deep brick to dark purple or black. But generally most people know that the two colors of wine are red and white, but then there is also pink which we call rosé. Sinc..…
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Practical knowledge to help you pick the best wine for dinner.

If all wines or grape varieties tasted the same, selecting a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon for dinner would be like buying a head of broccoli. But wine is the most nuanced beverage in the world. Each bottle is different based on everything from where the grapes are grown to how long the wine sat.…
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Did you know that Cognac is a wine spirit?

The most planted grape in all of France is ugni blanc, and no one drinks its wine. This is because ugni blanc is the base wine for Cognac production, and while ungi blanc makes a fairly unpalatable wine, it makes a fantastic brandy. In very simplistic terms, to make a hard alcohol spirit like vodka,...
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Enjoying Raptor Ridge with our roast chicken dinner. #raptorridge #oregonwines #pinotgris #pinotnoir #willamettevalley

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Who likes malbec and wants to know more?
#malbec #Argentinianmalbec #Argentina #Mendoza #Cahors

In the 1980s, South American wine was dominated by Chilean products. Chile makes merlot, sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon blends. They were and still are inexpensive and mostly one-dimensional, meaning the price might be their best quality. Back then, Argentina was best known for foolishly at.…
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If you can't judge a book by its cover, can you judge a wine by its bottle?

You can judge a wine by its bottle, and it's one of the easiest ways to determine how the wine was made. There are three basic wine bottle shapes: tall, skinny, brown or green German bottles; sloped-shouldered, fat-bottomed Burgundian bottles; and tall, high-shouldered Bordeaux bottles. In Germany,…
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Remembering our Washington wineries tour of last summer. Oy vay - that's delicious! #maisonbleue #washingtonwines

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Ever wonder what wine to pair with what food? Wonder no more! Read on...
#HorseHeavenHills #ExpeditionMerlot #CanoeRidge #chardonnay #merlot #grenache #syrah #GSM #Chablis #PetiteChablis #MichaelChapoutier

Last weekend, my partner Sara was having people over for a clothing exchange. She made banana bread and asked me to choose some wine that they might enjoy. I knew our friend Amy was coming over and that she'd probably like a sauvignon blanc. The bottle I chose was one from Washington state that I k.…
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What's the best way to seal your wine bottle? Read on to find out!

A few months ago, I received an email from a reader asking the difference between screw caps and corks. In the past, a wine bottle sealed with a screw cap indicated low quality, but not anymore. Today, there are five ways wineries seal a wine bottle. They are natural cork, synthetic cork, screw caps…
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Don't just add any old cup of wine when you are cooking; match your wine to your meal. Read on to find out how.

I wasn't always knowledgeable about wine. I had to learn about it, study it and taste it. Learning about food and wine is a constant endeavor, and one way I enjoy expanding my knowledge is by watching cooking shows. As my knowledge of wine has increased, I've developed a pet peeve while watching the…
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