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WWWWF? (Which Wine With Which Food?)
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The rule always used to be, “White wine with white meat, red wine with red meat.” These days, not so much. In fact the rule has changed to “drink what you like”. If you like Chateau Lafite with Corn Flakes, knock yourself out. Just invite me over to have a taste of the Lafite, and then I’ll leave you alone to perform your heathen ritual (just kidding).

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Calling All Carnivores! Wine With Beef
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Petite Sirah, not to be confused with Syrah, is a full bodied red wine. The first impression on one of big fruit flavors. It is dark, even opaque, and purple when young. You will mostly see Petite Sirah from California, although it is made elsewhere. Most do not show a great deal of mouth puckering tannin which is often seen in full bodied wines. Drinking Petite Sirah has been compared to putting on silk pajamas. That’s probably a little fanciful for me, but it is usually a wine with the right fruit flavors to go well with red meat. I had the pleasure recently of attending a tasting of 4 wines made from this grape.

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Wine With Chocolate
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Some people like chocolate more than others. Some people like different kinds of chocolate. But when you like both wine and chocolate, well, you are approaching gustatory nirvana (look it up).

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Which Wine For Thanksgiving?
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You’ll get as many answers as there are people to this question. I did a little searching online, and I found everything from a light white, a crisp, grassy Sauvignon Blanc to a big fruity red, a California Petite Syrah. Wow.

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The Case For Dry Rosè
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Most wine drinkers, on seeing a glass of rosè, will sneer knowingly, try to avoid a pitying look, and decline politely. Or maybe not so politely.

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