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The other champagne grapes

Here’s a pop quiz for fellow wine geeks. Champagne (that is, the real stuff from France) is allowed to contain which grape varietals?  I’ll give you a hint: there are more than three of them.  What are “the other” champagne … Continue reading

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In Champagne, 100 years can disappear in an instant

There are all sorts of ways that wine links to history, not least its status as one of the world’s oldest beverages. Really old wine could be considered history in a bottle, but as I mentioned a couple of months … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Vidalia Onions

Forget cherry blossoms, tulips, easter bunnies and all the other hackneyed harbingers of Spring.  For me, spring means one thing and one thing only. It’s onion season!  $10 will buy you 10 pounds of sweet Vidalia onions at Safeway this week!  … Continue reading

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Happy Champagne Day, Everyone!

What?  You didn’t know that Thursday, October 28, 2010, is Champagne Day?  Me neither.  The first I heard about it was a press release dated October 25 from the Champagne Bureau, which is the U.S. arm of the French trade … Continue reading

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