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Fashionably Late

By Debra Meiburg MW

There are too few occasions in life when the old adage “better late than never” holds any weight: walking up the aisle, the delivery room, a glass of Port. In 1834 Manoel Pedro Guimarens, owner of the famed Port brand Fonseca, left his political escape a touch late, fleeing Portugal hidden inside an empty port […]

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Vee-oh-what?

By Debra Meiburg MW

Viognier was virtually extinct in the 1960’s. Given how much trouble people have figuring out how to pronounce this variety, that’s not so surprising. Texturally rich, powerfully scented and as buxom as a chardonnay, Viognier is one of France’s finest, but scarcest, white grapes. Viognier may be tough to pronounce, but it is not tough […]

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A Wine a Day…

By Debra Meiburg MW

Welcome to 2012! Yes, the holiday season can bring a little over-indulgence, but before the ink dries on that New Year’s resolution to wind down on your wine, consider this. “Red wine is indeed good for your health” affirms cardiothoracic specialist Dr. Michael Hsin. Wine drinkers are not only healthier than non-wine-drinkers, but smarter and […]

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Christmas Wine Strategy: WMD!

By Debra Meiburg MW

If there is ever a time to shell out on good wine, it is during the holidays. In-laws aside, you are surrounded by the people you love most in the world, so treat them well. When it comes to wine strategy, think WMD. That’s not weapons of mass destruction, but wines for welcome, meal and […]

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Gewϋrz Kinda Girl

By Debra Meiburg MW

Like Dolly Parton, gewürztraminer can only be described in hyperbole. Perfumed, buxom, heady and fruity, gewürztraminer doesn’t appeal to all. For starters, most of us cannot pronounce gewürztraminer, which is why the grape is often referred to simply as gewϋrz (pronounced guh-vurtz). Gewürz produces flamboyant wines with masses of fruit, which is sometimes mistaken for […]

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Acid Test

By Debra Meiburg MW

Whether it’s sweet and sour pork, lemon chicken or duck a l’orange, our tongues love to be teased by a sweet and sour balance. Although bursting with taste buds, our hapless tongues can detect only four taste sensations: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and a recent discovery, umami. Don’t be too sympathetic. The little devil delights […]

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