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Excitement in Portugaldmwineline

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:34:40 +0000

My list of my favorite “Great Value” wines of 2017 — posted here yesterday and published earlier this month in The Washington Post — caused a mini stir in Portugal. Or at least, the winery that produces my #3 wine, … Continue reading (image)


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Great Values of 2017dmwineline

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:16:43 +0000

This is a new feature I’ll probably do annually for The Washington Post, highlighting my favorite wines of the past year that I gave the “Great Value” designation. I’m deleting the store listings here, so it won’t be such a … Continue reading (image)


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Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!dmwineline

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:11:14 +0000

WordPress has managed to cut me off from my blog on my computer (I may have had something to do with it) but not my phone. So I will just post a link to my most recent recommendations of sparkling … Continue reading (image)


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Wednesday wine recommendations 12/13/2017dmwineline

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:31:38 +0000

The holiday season is here, the month in which Americans buy the vast majority of sparkling wine sold in the United States. So throughout December, I will recommend a variety of bubblies from around the world, from good inexpensive fizz … Continue reading (image)


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Champagne Pannier Rosé Brutdmwinelineimg_5216

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:19:25 +0000

Berries and roses, not whiskers on kittens; bubbles up noses, not warm woolen mittens. These are a few of my favorite things — in my glass! Champagne Pannier Brut Rosé NV, 12% abv, $48.(image)


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Dutton Goldfield Riesling – Marin Countydmwinelineimg_5212

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:05:28 +0000

I can’t say I’ve tasted many wines from California’s Marin County over the years. Marin for me is the scenic, Gucci-hippie oceanside territory I drive through on my way from San Francisco to wine country. Marin is not “wine country.” … Continue reading (image)


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Christmas in Viennadmwineline

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:12:37 +0000

Last year, I was lucky enough to spend this week in Vienna, Austria, for my day job. During the evenings, I braved the December cold to visit the city’s Christmas markets. My goal was to explore the city’s food, enjoy … Continue reading (image)


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Wednesday wine recommendations, 12/6/2017dmwinelineimg_4703

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:52:45 +0000

This week’s recommendations include two delicious wines made from Semillon, a grape too often ignored by producers and consumers. Plus, we have an exotic white wine from Italy, an intriguing “natural” wine made of grenache from southern France, and an … Continue reading (image)


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The Thanksgiving wine conundrum …dmwineline

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:05:00 +0000

Every November, wine columnists warn us about the difficulty of pairing wine with the traditional turkey & trimmings we feast on at Thanksgiving. It’s all silly, and most writers hate the theme. I know I do. I’m not looking forward … Continue reading (image)


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It’s not about the #wine.dmwineline

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:33:02 +0000

This is a slightly revised version of my column published October 12 on washingtonpost.com. As I write this, fires continue to spread across Northern California’s wine country for a sixth day, and it is still impossible to estimate the full … Continue reading (image)


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