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How to Pair Wine and Goat Cheese

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Few culinary matches are more complementary than wine and cheese. Together, wine and cheese create an indulgent duo of satisfying flavors in endless combinations. When the tradition of pairing wine with cheese was coming into popularity several hundred years ago in Europe, gourmets had but a few cheese and wine choices. The process of selecting the best wine and cheese pairs was straightforward. Hosts could simply try all the combinations and choose which one suited the event.

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What to Wear When You Go Wine Tasting

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

From happy hours with colleagues to a bachelor or bachelorette party, from a romantic getaway to an afternoon with friends, wine tasting calls oenophiles to enjoy good wine and add new favorites to a collection. What to wear wine tasting might depend somewhat on your company and the reason for gathering, but a few wardrobe staples will allow you to dress your best for the vineyard or cellar. As you prepare for your next day or evening of exploration, grab your wine log and these essentials for the perfect excursion.

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What Everyone Should Know about Alto Adige - Südtirol

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Alto Adige - Südtirol is one of Italy’s most extreme growing areas. Despite getting plenty of sun, the cool weather means Alto Adige - Südtirol is primarily a white wine region. The climate, excellent terroir, and skilled winemaking can lead to wines of stunning beauty and even ageability.

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Wine Pairing with Ham: A Guide

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

As a culinary staple of the holiday season, your dinner ham is more than a form of nourishment. It is the cornerstone of the meal, inviting your guests to experience good food and fantastic conversation and leave them wanting more. For a meal that is as much a celebration as the holiday, this American classic needs a wine that can pull out the meat’s complexity: the mélange of salt and sweet, brine and glaze.

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An Introduction to Italian Wine

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Most wine drinkers are familiar with Chianti and Prosecco, but Italy offers several hundred unique varieties of wine beyond what is well-known around the world. There are many types of Italian wines, some of which are less commonly known even by seasoned wine enthusiasts.

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