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10 Best Zinfandel Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts About ...

10 Best Zinfandel Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts

Zinfandel is a red wine grape that produces deep robust wines, most famously from California. Zinfandel's high sugar content means it can be fermented into highly alcoholic wines sometimes in excess of 15% ... learn more  

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Summer Smoked Cheese Platter Recipe Paired with Shiraz, Merlot

Summer Smoked Cheese Platter Recipe Paired with Shiraz, Merlot

Backyard pool parties are the best. But staying in the sun all day can leave you and your guests fatigued and most of all, hungry. If you find yourself hosting or invited to a backyard bash, serve something that's always a satisfying crowd pleaser: a delicious ... learn more  

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Wine's Finest Moments in the Movies ...

Wine's Finest Moments in the Movies

We chat about how Hollywood's most memorable characters, from James Bond to Hannibal Lector, have always had a little help from the wine bottle. How wine is portrayed in the movies is often revealing about our wine culture. Sit back, open a good bottle and ... learn more  

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Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2012

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2012

This is what elegance and restraint tastes like from Australia: French grammar school, Australian graduate studies by the consummate gentleman winemaker Peter Gago. This wine was matured for a year in French oak, 26% of which was new. Lovely aromas of mint ... learn more  

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Does Wine Make You Fat? Looking Through a Glass Thinly ...

Does Wine Make You Fat?

My dieting heroine is Bridget Jones from the movie of the same nameā€”not because she was that successful in losing weight, but because she never abandoned her glass of chardonnay (and still managed to snag Colin Firth) ... learn more  

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Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011: This full-bodied Californian red wine offers attractive aromas of cassis and blackcurrant wrapped in just the right amount of ...

Top Wine Ratings inVA liquor stores

Ruffino Ducale Oro Riserva Chianti Classico 2009: Lovely tanned leather, dried herbs, wild violets and other tertiary aromas that come from age and superb craftsmanship on the ...

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In my ongoing quest to find the world's best bargain bottles, I select new wines weekly that represent the best value under $20. These are wines that taste twice as expensive as they cost ...

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