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Not Too Sweet, Not Too Dry Wines for Summer

  As a working sommelier, people say to me all the time “I like a sweet wine,” then add, “but not too sweet.” So, my first question is what’s too sweet? Your morning OJ? That’s about 75 grams of ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Alsace

  It's been over a year since I've done one of these quick wine region guides, and I've been debating what area I wanted to tackle next. Alsace has long been one of my favorite wine producing ...

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What's So Great about Malbec?

I had never even heard of Malbec when I started working at The Chopping Block, but I could tell that whatever it was, people sure seemed to like it. In fact, as I've learned more, it strikes me as ...

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A Chef’s Tour of Lyon, France

  When the prestigious James Beard Foundation predicted the resurgence of French cuisine in 2017, we thought it was an ideal time to visit Lyon, France’s capital of gastronomy, to stop at our ...

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The Great Bubbly Debate: Champagne vs. Prosecco vs. Sparkling Rosé

Bubbles should not only be reserved for New Year's Eve or special occasions. I tend to enjoy the crisp, fizzy deliciousness of sparkling wine year-round, with and without the addition of orange juice ...

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Kosher, Sea, Pink, or Grey Salt - How Do I Decide?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of salt? What could possibly be the difference between them all? I know I was confused at first. Here's a bit of what I've learned over ...

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