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Try Zweigelt This Summer

By Meg Houston Maker Originally published in Palaye Press: The online wine magazine Quick! Name an Austrian wine. Did you say Grüner Veltliner? Take two points—and double that if you’ve drunk one in the last six weeks. Did you say Zweigelt? You just won a geek badge. Grüner is indeed the most widely grown grape [...]

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Tasting Wine, Broadly Speaking

By Meg Houston Maker Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Pour a glass for each of us. Now, what does this wine taste like? You get apricot, I get peach. You like the acidity, I think it’s too much. You get a whiff of spearmint, I think it smells like wet stone [...]

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You Just Opened A What? Cooking Tips to Make Food More Wine-Friendly

By Meg Houston Maker Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Has this ever happened to you? It’s Friday evening, the end of a long, hard week. That morning you’d grabbed some meat from the freezer to thaw for dinner—let’s say bone-in chicken breasts. On the way home from work, you picked up [...]

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Riesling Goes With Everything, and Sixteen Other Rules for Pairing Wine with Food

I led a wine tasting last week for students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. I like pouring for twenty-somethings because they’re so eager to taste and talk about wine. With B-schoolers like these, I’ll also cover the industry, from merchandising to pricing and distribution, but mostly I’m there to get wines into their bodies [...]

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