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Fine Beaujolais can stand on its own reputation.

Master the World is a unique wine club for wine lovers to discover new grape varieties and new regions, while challenging their palates through blind tasting with master sommeliers.

From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options.

Exploring a few wines in the Douro wine region of Portugal.

Harper McClure joins Mintwood Place as Executive Chef, bringing new family packages, picnic baskets and happy hour specials to enjoy at home.

Chardonnay, the perfect breakfast wine. That is according to some winemakers, who drink it while dipping their toes in the stream and eating bacon and eggs. I like it with buttermilk fried chicken, a lobster roll or a Cobb Salad as well. Each year, this happy grape gets its own day. This year it is Thursday, May 21st, right ahead of, for some, an unprecedented Shelter in Place Memorial Day Weekend. Whatever your circumstances, take a look at some of our favorites from the team at Planet Grape Wine Review, including several from Jackson Family Wines tasted virtually with their super engaging educator, Master Sommelier Thomas Price.” Happy dipping!

 

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The Dão wine region of Portugal offers over 250 indigenous grape varieties for extraordinary red and white wine production.

An array of pleasant wines mostly under $30 for everyday drinking.

Grab a wine glass and let't travel to Ron Rubin Winery!

Emeritus Vineyards announces an educational webinar series for wine industry professionals on May 14th and May 28th, both scheduled for 11 a.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

Eden Rift wines are a reason to re-examine this historic California valley.

Women-owned and led, Champagne Laurent-Perrier announces the second annual Champagne Laurent-Perrier Women in Wine Leadership Scholarship to help advance the next generation of women in wine.

Long hours on your feet in the restaurant industry can hurt your joints but there are things you can do to mitigate the pain.

As a category, rosés have more in common than do most types of wine.

Mother’s Day is here and we know where we will be celebrating – at home! Why not make the best of it with a few well-selected wines that are sure to please the mom in your life or in your customer list – add any of these easily available wines to a curbside pick-up or delivery box.

The consensus here at Planet Grape Wine Review was to include a few brunch friendly esoteric and lighter whites as well as several fine and feminine Pinot Noirs, one of them a special selection by panelist Dr. Liz Thach, Master of Wine.

Mothers have favorites. Their favorite pie, perfume and presents. If they drink alcohol, they also have preferences. Here is a wrap up of diverse drinks that may please her during the quarantine.

The “We’re In This Together” mentality has enabled food producers to serve those in need with kindness through community outreach programs.

Coppo Winery is about quality wine, not quantity infused with a sense of ethics, attention to detail, perfection, passion for the land and a vision for the future.

As spring wafts right in, we do some counter-programming with a case of reds, including a couple of Portos.

It’s here, one of our favorite days of the year at PLANET GRAPE WINE REVIEW, Sauvignon Blanc Day! To kick off the celebration, New Zealand’s US Brand Ambassador extraordinaire, David Strada, personally delivered a meal box of baby shrimp, iceberg wedge salad with green goddess dressing, Hake chowder and Salmon with black lentils and carrots from Chef Parke Ulrich of Waterbar, Epic Steak, and Mersea on Treasure Island. In non-pandemic times we would meet on the isle at Mersea to share this meal and taste wines together. Our plating skills are not like those of a chef so there are no images of the delicious meal, but we do have lots of wine reviews to share. Here are our top picks for #SauvBlancDay 2020!

Creativity in the kitchen when supplies are low is the new normal. Enjoying a glass of wine is a given!

Food and drink writers are bombarded with requests to honor special days. So let’s raise our white wine glasses to Moms and our Tequila shot glasses to Mexicans for a day everywhere.

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