This was the first good sign: When I asked a group of friends to join me for a tasting of boxed wines, everyone thought it would be fun to participate. No “Ugh, boxed wines!” No questioning of my sanity.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading And the wine inside is surprisingly good
Good old Gallo hearty burgundy. Are you old enough to remember when that was the go-​to wine for every dinner party? Lord knows what was in that jug, but it always tasted the same — red fruit, easy-​drinking, probably sweeter than we’re used to these days. It was a blend of numerous grapes (including, reportedly,…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading Take a taste of the perfect blend
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
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