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WINE SAVVY: The Components of Wine, Part 4

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 4/29/2015: The Key Components of Wine, Part IV: Tannins All grape juice is white. When I first learned this, very early on in my wine education, I was completely dumb struck. This was counter to everything that I had learned up to … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY – The Health Benefits of Wine

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 1/21/2015: Wine doesn’t often fit into a New Years resolution. After all the dinner parties, holiday get togethers and sweets, drinking more wine isn’t something included in a resolution. A New Years resolution is often about health, renewal, or reduction of vice. … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Calories in wine

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 1/7/2015: A glass of wine has about 150 calories as a general rule. If a bottle of wine had a proper ingredient list, rather than just the almost useless statement “contains sulfites,” then we’d all know what’s in a bottle, how it’s … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Rich, Ripe, German Riesling

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 10/29/2014: Some of the most delicious and most food friendly wines made anywhere in the world are German rieslings. Riesling is a noble grape, meaning it translates a sense of place where it is grown. The best places on our … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Learn the Varietal of Pinot Noir

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 10/15/2014: I like to drink wines seasonally. This means that I am often more keen to drink lighter white wines during the warm months and in the cooler months my preferences turn toward deep red wines. A perfect wine for … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: The 5 “S’s” and Wine Scores

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the article which ran on 10/1/2014: I’m sure you have noticed the little shelf-talkers at the liquor store. These are the little tags that hang under the bottles on the shelves and they say something like, “rated 93 by Wine Spectator,” or “rated 91 by … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Wineries vs. vineyards

David’s article as printed in the Duluth News Tribune on 9/3/2014: I’m sure this has happened to you: You’re driving down the road and you see a sign for wine tasting with words mentioning a winery ahead and you think, “I didn’t know they’re growing grapes in this area.” If you’re surprised you’re suddenly in … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Food Fixes Tannins

David’s article as printed in the Duluth News Tribune on 8/20/2014: When you take a sip of red wine and your mouth feels puckery and dry that isn’t because the wine is absent of sweetness. It’s because the wine is high in tannins, which are the mystery ingredient in wine. These make food taste better … Continue reading »

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WINE SAVVY: Whites, reds — how to prepare wine

David’s article as printed in the Duluth News Tribune on 8/6/2014. Indulge me for a brief moment. Imagine it’s a warm day and you’ve put together the quintessential summer dinner: baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives, fresh green salad with tomatoes and blue cheese dressing, a perfectly barbecued steak, and to accompany this, … Continue reading »

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Summer Wines and Last Chance France

In case you don’t get our newsletter, here’s what we sent out yesterday. Hi Folks – I bet you have been wondering what has been going on in wine news. It’s been a while since we last wrote. We took some time off of teaching over the (really long) winter but we kept busy by … Continue reading »

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