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  • Spring into Italian Whites

    Crisp, clean and food friendly
      Italy might be best known for its many varieties of red wine, but it also has a world of wonderful whites.
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  • Nebbiolo

    The pride of Piemonte but without the price
      Though it's the premier grape of Piemonte, looking outside the region for Barbaresco and Barolo delivers high quality without the price tag.
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  • Italian White Wines

    But not Pino Grigio
      "A bit of bottle aging has resulted in a darker, golden colored wine with unctuous honeysuckle and candied stone fruit aromas, along with a soft hit of sage."
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  • Thinking Outside the Box

    Not all box wine is bad wine
      We're not talking about the cheap, nondescript box wines that come off the grocery store shelves.
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  • Think Pink for Spring and Summer

    A trio of roses for sipping in the sunshine
      There was a time when you couldn't give away rose wines. That time has passed.
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  • South American Cabernet

    A trio of fine reds from south of the equator
      Chile and Argentine turn out some superior wines.
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  • Perfection at a Price

    Three champagnes to keep you bubbly through the holidays
      They might leave your wallet lighter, but these champagnes will also lift your spirits.
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  • Bordeaux-Style Blends in Boise

    Three affordable picks from outside France
      Demand for Bordeaux blends has caused prices to spiral upward, but you can still find affordable examples.
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  • A Tasty Tongue Twister

    Three gewurtztraminers for your Thanksgiving feast
      Pronounced "guh-verts-truh-meen-er," this grape produces an aromatic wine with a touch of sweetness.
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  • Sipping Central Europe Style

    Three beaujolais wines fit for fall
      Ripening about two weeks earlier than pinot, gamay is an easier grape to manage and produces a fruit-forward wine with good acid balance--just the thing as we transition into fall.
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  • Portuguese Reds: Beyond The Sweet

    Red, Red Wine
      When it comes to dessert wines, Portugal's Douro Valley produces some of the most highly regarded and longest lived.
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  • 2010 Bordeaux: A Classic Vintage

    Top three picks from the Bordeaux region
      These Bordeauxs need a little time to mature and breathe, but they're already fine examples of an exquisite vintage.
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  • Very Refreshing Vinho Verde

    Low alcohol with a light fizz
      When the heat is on, as it has been lately, the last thing you want is a big, high-alcohol wine. Portugal's vinho verde offers a pleasant alternative.
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  • Think Pink for Spring

    Dry rose is one of the fastest growing wine categories
      The south of France is particularly well known for its charming and refreshing pink wines--the perfect choice for spring and summer consumption--but this tasting proved that the Northwest is equally worthy.
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  • Welcome Spring with Sauvignon Blanc

    Three varied takes on this popular grape
      Nothing shakes off the winter doldrums like a cool glass of sauvignon blanc. This popular grape has found a home in wine regions around the world, from Argentina to Australia.
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  • Tempting Tempranillo

    A hearty, full-bodied variety
      Derived from "temprano," the Spanish word for "early," tempranillo is a reference to the grape's tendency to ripen early.
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