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13 More Fascinating Facts about New Zealand

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Though New Zealand is not one of the world's top five wine-producing countries, it is a leader in many respects, from sustainabilit, to labor practices. It's location also gives its wine country some very unique characteristics.

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The Top Wine Pairings for Scallops

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Scallops are found in every ocean and almost every cuisine around the world. Known for their delicate texture and decadent taste, you can find this versatile seafood cooked into a variety of different fine dishes. The richness of scallops pairs well with wines that are equally rich in texture and flavor—but how do you know which wines will compliment your scallop dish?

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Why Syrah is My Favorite Variety

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Well-made Syrah, almost regardless of style or region, resonates with me. It hits my nose and palate in a way that makes me happy and keeps me interested. I also like that Syrah is an underdog, wine you have to seek out...

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10 Best Wines for Weddings

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Weddings are joyous celebrations. These special events bring together friends and family from numerous generations and sometimes from around the world. Inviting so many people to one event can cause more than one sleepless night. People have individual tastes—with food, of course, but especially with wine. How do you know what wines to select for your wedding?

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Are Expensive Wines Better?

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

This may be the wine question I’m most frequently asked by consumers. The question is broad, so a simple “yes or no” answer doesn’t work, but the short answer is “usually.” ...In objective terms, wine quality tends to go up with price. ...Some regions are famous for producing wines which offer an excellent quality-price ratio.

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