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Happy Holidays

  Would you look at this young pup? Tacoma, 2013. So young. So full of Pacific Northwest frivolity rather than subway-hardened NYC grit. Those were the days. Let me comment about the beverages in my loving embrace. Best advice for holiday drinking w/ a crowd: GET MAGNUMS. Big bottles rule. Roederer Estate, the California outpost of [More]

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Choosing Holiday Wines Based on Labels with Memories (OK, Houses)

Since 2004 I’ve been talking about choosing wines for x day on the calendar, y special occasion, z oddball event. How many more arrows do I have in my dang quiver for this? What to do about holiday wines? I was thinking about this while at Vino Volo in SeaTac, on my way to visit [More]

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A Guide To Wines For Parties of Any Occasion

Whether it’s a holiday party or gathering at any other time of the year, one thing holds true for me: I’m bringing wine. So what wines do I like to bring to a (potentially) festive occasion? Well I’m glad you asked. I had the rare and distinct pleasure to dispense my thoughts on this topic via [More]

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Sparkling Wine and Champagne Suggestions

Ok, it’s New Year’s Eve. Time to hustle out and get something festive and delicious. My two most recent posts on the Foodista blog have you covered, with 5 ideas for bargain sparkling wine and, for the Champagne lovers, 5 Blanc de Blancs. Photo courtesy epicxero. 0

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