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
I enjoy being a wine contrarian — advocating for delicious white wines when people are conditioned to order red, and pouring domestic for customers who wouldn’t dream of drinking anything but an import.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Embracing regional wines
I had been at the wine tasing two hours when I called my wife to move back our 3 p.m. meeting. It was shaping up to be a long afternoon —300 wines were lined up in a Napa Valley hotel, each begging to be sipped, considered and critiqued. How could I walk out?…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Chairman’s selections are winners
I am blessed to come from a family of wonderful Italian cooks, and growing up, our holiday traditions included my grandfather’s wine and my grandmother’s homemade pastas, which she rolled out on the dining room table and served with Christmas dinner.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading What to have on hand
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