Monthly Archives: July 2014

  1. The Wonderful World of Loire Wines

    A castle and vineyard in the Loire Valley

    As a general rule, the best summer wines hail from growing regions that are cold.  This makes sense, as cooler climates result in grapes that are less ripe, and therefore lighter in body and higher in acidity.  One region that never seems to fail at people-pleasing is the Loire Valley in northwestern France.

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  2. Barbecuing, Premier Style!

    The Best Barbecue Wine Pairings

    Ahh summer! Between the bugs and the heat, it's never been MY favorite season, with one exception: delicious, delicious barbecue! Naturally, beer is a perfect pairing, as well as sangria, margaritas or any lively, fruity cocktail, but did you know there is a plethora of fabulous wines that compliment BBQ dishes as well?

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