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Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley
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Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley

Who would have thought that Southern Oregon would become the Napa Valley of 30 years ago?

Celebrating Life on a Working Italian Vineyard in Piemonte
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Celebrating Life on a Working Italian Vineyard in Piemonte

After traveling by car, plane and train from Puglia, Italy’s southernmost point in the heel of the boot, I arrive after dark, tired and hungry, in Northern Italy’s Langhe wine country in Piemonte, one of the world’s best food and wine-producing regions.

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Ten Wine Snob "No-No’s"

If you’ve ever been left speechless by a posturing wine snob, terrorized by an imperious sommelier, or turned off by the enological pontification of a wine critic, then here is your answer: join them!

Exploring the Mystery, Wine and Cheese of Sancerre and the Loire Valley
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Exploring the Mystery, Wine and Cheese of Sancerre and the Loire Valley

The early morning fog enshrouding the French hilltop town of Sancerre; barges plying the nearby canal off the Loire River; the ancient Roman viaduct through Saint Satur; fishermen angling from the sand banks…

The Power of Pink
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The Power of Pink

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.