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How To Fake Being A Sommelier

Monday, August 25th, 2014
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I have a confession to make, and a lot of guys who have dated me won’t like it. I fake it. I fake it a

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WAM! Wine, Art, Music, at The Local Vine Cellar

Sunday, November 18th, 2012
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Friday evening, November 16, The Local Vine Cellar offered not only free tastings, but musical accompaniment from Jimmy Turner of the National Endowment of the

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Top 5 Gadgets to Keep the Vino Flowing

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
by on Shopping Around

Wine. Few people will admit that they dislike this decidedly adult fermented alcoholic beverage. For every three individuals who have an affinity for a good

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Making Spirits Bright: Books About Wine,
Beer, And Other Potent Potables

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
by on Reading Around

I was recently requested to recommend a book for a somewhat irascible relative of a friend of mine. I asked, “What are his hobbies? What

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Uncorked! Discover the Wines of Maryland and Virginia

Monday, August 29th, 2011
by on Dining Around

When you think of wine vineyards—most likely the image that comes to mind is lush green rolling fields of Napa Valley or the historic vineyards

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The Hills Have Wine: DiGrazia Vineyards

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
by on Dining Around

Is there anything more serene, more sophisticated, and more comforting than a glassful of the nectar of the gods? The ancient Greeks got it right.

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Demystifying Champagne

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
by on Dining Around

How can one celebrate without Champagne?  Let’s bring out the soda pop–it’s just not the same. Champagne is a protected name. Only sparkling wine from

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Buying Wine for Parties at Home

Sunday, September 12th, 2010
by on Dining Around

Serving old-fashioneds at cocktail parties is about as old-fashioned as calling them cocktail parties in the first place. Wine rather than mixed drinks is the

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