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A Serious Summer Pink (and Other Food/Wine Matters)

By Christopher Matthews I had tarragon on the brain. We have a perennial patch of tarragon upstate, and this summer, it has produced like no other year. Normally, I have to constrain Kathryn from pillaging the entire clump in one … Continue reading

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New Zealand Value: Mud House Wines

By Christopher Matthews When considering “value wines” for holiday imbibing — highly drinkable wines with attractive price/quality ratios — New Zealand (NZ), especially its copious, often palate-rocking Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs (SB), deserves to be in the discussion. About the size of California, … Continue reading

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Great Quaff Under $10: Chapelle-St-Arnoux Ventoux

By Christopher Matthews It’s hard to find a decent wine with some character for under $10…but not impossible. Across a couple of vintages, I have discovered that the Chapelle-St-Arnoux Ventoux is a consistent, tasty quaff, and a gem of a value wine.

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