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A White Wine Quintet for a Traditional Thanksgiving

If you love white wine with your turkey, and other main course possibilities, please consider the following choices: a vibrant California chardonnay, an overtly...

A Memorable Vintage Port

When is Halloween a bit of a chore? When you live on West Club Boulevard and 1,200 kids show up at your door! But...

A Magical Wine for All Hallow’s Eve

The aphorism “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats” certainly applies to the 2016 vintage in the southern Rhône. This vintage is being assessed as...

A Devil of a Wine

Mention the grape sangiovese and most wine lovers' thoughts gravitate to Tuscany. Yet many “satellite” regions also produce excellent sangiovese-based reds. They include the...

Now Trending: The Foodie Pop-Up

In large cities, pop-ups have become a growing phenomenon, and we’re seeing that trend, well, pop up more in Durham lately, too. Our city’s strong...

Bordeaux Timelessness in a Glass

Chateau Loudenne, once seen, is unforgettable. Years ago I visited this pink-washed palace on the shores of the Gironde River. The wine has always...

The Only Fried Oysters Recipe You Need

Frying oil 1 dozen shucked oysters 8 oz. buttermilk Cornmeal breading 2 cups cornmeal 1 cup rice flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp....

Henriot Brut Souverain: A Commanding Wine

I usually wait until the holidays to recommend Champagne. But as Fats Waller used to sing: “Everyday’s a holiday since the day that I...

Lightning in a Bottle

Those who know me well are aware that I have a “soft” spot for Chenin Blanc. And maybe that word is the key. There’s...

Still Summer Lovin’? Try This Wine!

In the South, we know that summer-like weather usually persists through October. Therefore all manner of seafood, fresh from the coast, is always a...