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Jelly Belly

By Debra Meiburg MW

Despite having been gone for years, the Krispy Krème outlet that once occupied the Chek Lap Kok arrivals hall still haunts my every time I arrive home. But in the wine world, donuts are more than just Homer’s favorite food (and I don’t mean the man responsible for the Odyssey). It seems even wine connoisseurs […]

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Mooncakes, by Jove!

By Debra Meiburg MW

Looking for a wine to accompany this week’s moon festival celebrations? Consider Sangiovese. An indigenous Italian variety, Sangiovese (San-jo-vey-see) shares its etymology with a planet that has an astounding 63 moons circumnavigating its round body, which is just about the number of moon cake varieties touted in bakeries this week. Sangiovese’s name is derived from […]

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Navarra Navarra Land

By Debra Meiburg MW

Years ago my friend and I backpacked to Navarra for Spain’s Festival of San Fermín and the running of the bulls. On arrival, we promptly splurged our hotel funds on cheap local wine that, well, resulted in our sleeping through the festival and the run. Wine is not new to Navarra; it has been produced […]

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A Wild One

By Debra Meiburg MW

Vibrant, zingy and bracing, the adjectives describing sauvignon blanc are anything but shy. It’s name alone, which is derived from the word “wild,” is a fair clue this is an in-your-face wine, make no mistake about it. The classic home for this green-hued grape is in northwestern France, where the Loire River lazily snakes across […]

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Body of Evidence

By Debra Meiburg MW

Fat, round or lean, we’re all obsessed with body image. Even wine hasn’t escaped the mania. With wine, body is the term used to describe its weight or perceived thickness. Many components of wine contribute to the sensation of body, including fruitiness, sweetness and alcohol. Hold a swallow of wine in your mouth and balance […]

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Have you been living in a cave?

By Debra Meiburg MW

The world has turned upside down when the finest bullfighter in the world is French and the highest selling sparkling wine in the world (over 200 million bottles) is Spanish. Sparkling wine made its first debut in Spain about 150 years ago when Don Jose Raventós became fascinated by the Champagne region’s bubbly wines while […]

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