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Which wine is better suited for cold weather: red wine or white wine?

I’ve been answering wine queries on the question and answer site Quora. I’ll share some of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked and, of course, my answers. I limit myself to spending a couple minutes on each response, not doing any research or “cheating.” I rely on my experience and opinion, which is probably not [More]

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Hess Collection Chardonnay, Oak, and Texture

Anyone who knows me is aware I am a fan of oaky white wines. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that at a recent lunch I was invited to I fell hard for the Hess Collection Chardonnay (2016). Hess Collection Chardonnay 2016 Joining a small group of scribes at this meal was Nicole Carter, the [More]

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Six-Pack of 2012 California Chardonnay: Butterfly Kisses, Creamsicles

Did you once love California Chardonnay, but were dismayed by too much toasty oak and buttery bombast? Yeah, me too. I turned my back on the white wines that weaned me during the salad days of my drinking. But now I’ve returned. And I’m finding that I like oak on my Chardonnay. I just don’t [More]

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