Say “state fair” or “county fair” and most folks picture themselves under the summer sun, snacking on corn dogs and deep-​fried Twinkies. It’s a summertime tradition across the country.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading A look at the nuances involved in wine competitions
Some guys will always go for the blockbuster red wine: the high-​alcohol zinfandel or inky shiraz. I can appreciate those big reds, too, if conditions are right (snow, cigars, a two-​inch-​thick porterhouse).

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Avoid the heavy and go with refreshing, light wines
What do you do when someone arrives on your doorstep with a slab of homemade duck pastrami? At my house, we shout thanks and reach for a corkscrew. It’s a holiday tradition.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading Unexpected treats call for creative wine pairings
Plan ahead with a guide for comprehensive tasting. I used to say I hated tasting wine with the milling hordes. I am recanting. Decanting. Pouring myself right in and trying to tip you in with me.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Some rules for drinking up the Pittsburgh Wine Festival
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