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A ‘Classic’ California Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving

I love Pinot Noir with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Not a French red burgundy, which are generally a bit too subtle and understated for...

A Chardonnay That’s Perfect for Pasta

Chardonnay is not usually most people's "go-to" Italian wine. That is, unless you know of the few outstanding producers scattered throughout that country. (I...

A Perfect Red for Cooler Weather

People in the know are excited about the 2015 vintage in Europe. Almost every region has reported a superior growing season. But this is...

A Top Drawer Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley

2014 was such a wonderful year for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The structure, pinpoint texture and focused flavors of this vintage year are definitely...

Find Pleasure in This Pinot Noir

New Zealand produces Sauvignon Blanc that is different and original. It has consequently shaken up the wine world. Their success with Pinot Noir also...

An Impressive, Rich Red from Abruzzo

This one snuck up on me. My first thought was, this is a wine reaching for the bleachers without the goods to back it...

A Refreshing, Dry White from Napa Valley

Most of you know the story of Robert Mondavi’s trip to France’s Loire Valley, where he fell in love with the wines of Pouilly-Fumé....

A Go-To Red for Fall Fare

I was telling my wife last night: "I would bet a tidy sum that I could identify a classic Rioja red tasting blindly." There’s...

Fall Sips at Counting House: Black Plum-Inspired Gin Cocktail

Sellerie Blume Counting House Head Bartender Kacey Liebes and Beverage Manager Jennifer Salomé concocted this floral, fruity and slightly savory gin cocktail, finding inspiration in...

Durham Wine Experts Share Tips For Demystifying Restaurant Wine Lists

Like an ancient Greek scroll of the final exam for advanced quantum physics, wine lists can often be intimidating and unintelligible. Vouvray? Gewürztraminer? If...