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Illustration By Mara Kiggins While most wine and cheese pairings are going to be pretty darn O.K., there’s a special kind of magic when the flavors and textures of your wine and cheese are well matched. And who better to match them than someone who made one of them? So, we asked 10 winemakers their favorite cheese pairings for their wine. If you need us, we’ll just be over here with our mouths watering. “I love our off-dry Meandering with West Country Farmhouse Cheddar.  The nutty component complements the cheese, the acidity cuts through the creaminess.” – Jared Brandt, Owner and Winemaker, Donkey & Goat, Berkeley, CA “Our 2015...

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 Photo Credit: Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images Let's hope that your wine never tastes like cocktail sauce, that zippy red stuff that comes with shrimp appetizers and raw oysters on the half shell. But let’s also use those two words — cocktail and sauce — individually and completely unrelated to the zippy red sauce, to get to the bottom of when and how the wine you drink can reach its full potential. Is your wine at its best as a “cocktail” or a “sauce”? Sometime in the 1980s, wine started wedging its way into the consciousness of American nightlife revelers....

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Don't just grab the coolest looking label—here's how to buy wine even if you know NOTHING about wine.

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Some flaws are a good thing. Here's how to know.

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