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How Good For You Are Your Favorite Wines?

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Drinking wine with a meal can make a good dish great and enhance your overall experience. But is wine good for you? Many will claim that drinking wine provides health benefits. Here’s the thing: Not all wines are created equal.

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What you should know about Chateauneuf-du-Pape

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the king of the southern Rhone AOCs. It's full-bodied red and white blends express the varieties, but also personalities of the complex mix of terroirs.

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How to Successfully Pair Wine with Mexican Food

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Most people instantly opt for a beer or a tequila-based drink when having Mexican food. It’s understandable — these drinks taste great and go well with many different types of dishes. There’s another drink to consider that can take your Mexican meal from good to incredible, however: wine. Like other food and wine pairings, the type of wine you choose matters. In this article, we’ll go into how to pair wine with Mexican food and some of the best food and wine pairings to try.

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The Most Versatile Wines to Cook With

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Cooking with wine adds an element of acidity. Depending on how you use it, it can help to break down meats or help certain meats to retain moisture. Wine has numerous other applications, too. You can add it to a marinade, sauce, or glaze for a wide array of recipes. The thing is, knowing which wine to buy for cooking can be a minefield. You want something that you’ll enjoy drinking (since you rarely need more than a splash for most recipes), but you don’t necessarily want to use a limited-release vintage. So, what do you choose?

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How to Taste Champagne Like An Expert

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Whether you’ve invested in Champagne yourself or you received a bottle as a gift, you want to get the most out of tasting it and enjoy the experience. Here, you’ll learn the basics of how to properly taste Champagne so that you’ll feel like a pro when you’re ready to open your bottle.

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