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Serving Temperatures: Reds, Whites & Rosés

Serving Temperatures: Too Hot – Too Cold – Just Right No, this is not the story about The Three Bears but it could be if that children’s story was about wine.   Why? Because we, Americans, do not typically heed proper wine serving temperatures. Our reds are too warm and our whites and rosés are too cold. This post hopes to enlighten so that we all can serve and drink them  – just right. Achieving Proper Serving Temperatures with Wine Storage. It is best to store wine in a wine cooler set between 50-55 degrees.  If you buy wine as…

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RIP: Meiomi Pinot Noir (That We Once Knew)

This post has garnered a great deal of attention since I first posted it back in July of 2017. When you do the online search, “what happened to Meoimi”, this post is at the top of the list. It gets 400 to 600 hits a month. So clearly, I am not the only person who thinks that Meomi has changed.  Since the original posting, I have even had an employee of Constellation Brands (although he did not disclose this fact) leave a comment that the wine has not changed. That is the position I would take too if I worked…

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: A Love Affair

Before June 2015, I drank red wine.  A few months prior I experienced French rosés and began to drink those as well. But my “go to” wine was still a red; either a Malbec, a Pinot Noir, Syrah or Petite Syrah.  Then there was that monumental trip to wine country in Southern France. Forgive me for bringing it up again, but it was in Chateauneuf-du-Pape that I learned that I enjoy white wine.  Yes, as that story goes, the kind woman pouring samples at Famille Quiot started pouring white wine into my tasting glass, I stopped her and announced that I did…

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