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… I was literally enjoying a wonderful, summer wine. It’s deep blush color is not only appealing, the fruity notes make this wine one to relish. It is not too sweet like you may think, just dry enough. I traditionally do not favor whites or rosés out of New Zealand, so I was pleasantly surprised…

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When you think of a special wine, what do you think of? For me, there is something drawing about a Vinter’s Reserve, because the winemaker has given that specific bottle their stamp of special approval. Sometimes there seems no reason or story to parallel the title, at least that you’ll ever hear. In other less common cases, there is… The heart of…

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Yep. It’s true. It’s Leap Day and we’re going to indulge like the random, casual, calendar-holiday-hoarding, celebratory Americans we are! And that means relaxing with a libation…. But this day isn’t a random holiday like National Mustard Day or Secretary’s Day, no. Rather a day for accounting to synchronize the seasonal & calendar years…. I’m not surprised the solar system needs help budgeting, even…

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Valentine’s Day flew by quickly, but offered just enough time to warrant a small indulgence. I decided to have a glass of a Champagne—Chandon Brut Classic—and serve the sips with something new this year, in a festive-floral flute. The glass itself was plain, but it got all glittered-up for the occasion with a hibiscus flower in rose syrup. Come again?…

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Not all wines can be christened as heavenly, but the 2009 Chardonnay from Saint Francis Winery & Vineyard would probably beg to differ. Yet another splendid Sonoma selection. Saint Francis delivers a comprehensive list of well rounded wines and two expansive California estates. I recently turned to St. Francis Chardonnay in the hope of finding a smooth…

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Thank you for visiting the dinnervine! In the words of Julia Child, "People who love to eat, are always the best people," and I couldn't agree more. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did making them. Here's to creating new recipes and memories with friends & family, cheers! 

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