Wine & Wonder

a look at wine and enotourism from all angles



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Soave and sushi

This pairing of Soave from Northern Italy and authentic Japanese cuisine from Sagami works well.

East Coast wine news, March 12

News about the flourishing East Coast wine business from the past two weeks or so. Paul Vigna sends wine tourists on a visit to four South Jersey wine producers, and he hits all the right notes in my opinion. In his PennLive Winery tour series, he recommends visiting William Heritage, Sharrott, White Horse, and Bellview, all producing quality wines and showcasing what New Jersey wineries throughout the state can do with Garden State grapes. The Cork Report's Paul Brady highlights Alsace varieties from the Northeast - specifically the Finger Lakes and Michigan - that go with barbecue. Brady says that because Alsace cuisine with its "slow-cooked and smoked hams, sausages endless potato sides

4 red wines to get you through the rest of winter (& beyond)

There is one optimistic daffodil fully bloomed by my front steps, but all the rest are still tightly closed, as if they aren't sure it's safe to come out yet. I admire the courage of that one daffodil, but truth be told, it's about to get walloped. Tomorrow, we're getting a Nor'easter. Temperatures are going to drop. There will be heavy rains and wind, perhaps even a little snow. It's going to be a red wine weekend around here. If you're still reaching for red wines to take the chill off even though it's the first of March, I have some suggestions for you. Of course, you can drink any of these wines throughout the entire year. 2013 Antigal Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina I love a hal

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