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It’s Gotta Be Fun: Mary's Motto for Wine Classes

“It’s gotta be fun!” is the best advice I received from my mentor Kevin Zraly, who, as founder of The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, knows something about wine education. So, I feel as ...

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New Wines for Fall Classes at The Chopping Block

Way last century, the hip sommelier closed their out-going voicemail with “Leave your message at the tone. And in case of emergency, serve dry Rosè.” Back then, Rosè meant White Zinfandel, sugary ...

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This Wine is a Mouthful

The wacky things people do to make wine never cease to amaze me. We pour herbs into it (for Vermouth). We bake it (Madeira). We encourage mold to grow on the grapes (Sauternes) and on the wine ...

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What You Don’t Know About Your Favorite Grapes

The grape is the most important aspect of any wine, accounting for over 95% of each wine’s chemistry and more-or-less deliciousness. So, the first step in learning wine is getting to know your ...

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Wine Cocktails are Perfect for Summer

Imagine a recent wine shopping excursion. Whether in a grocery store, a boutique wine shop or chain outlet, if you’re most places in the U.S., your choices include wines from around the world, in ...

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Enjoy the World's Best Rosè

Check out this fun video depicting world-wide wine consumption:

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Rosé Sangria: A Perfect Springtime Drink

As the temperatures start to rise and the flowers begin to bloom, it's the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing and light cocktail. Sangria is an ideal springtime drink that's sure to impress your ...

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Which Wineglass Is Right for Me?

Guests know they’re in for a good time when they arrive to The Chopping Block for a wine class and see an array of glasses – whites, reds, flutes, sometimes even copitas and coupes – glittering and ...

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4 Kitchen Tools You Need to Become a Better Cook

I’m so thrilled to be back with The Chopping Block’s fabulous blog team yet again! During my hiatus, I’ve been taking lots of pictures of food and cooking up a storm as per usual. Since the last time ...

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Find Joy in Decluttering Wine

From our home screens to entire rooms to our entire lives, decluttering is a trend that’s taken hold. But judging by all the people who tell me “I have so much wine sitting around,” it’s time for ...

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