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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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What's the real difference between dark, milk and white chocolate? Is "bean to bar" legit or just an excuse to charge more? Let an expert guide you through the world of craft chocolate and how to pair it.

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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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Overwhelmed. Baffled. Bewildered. That’s how most people feel when shopping for wine. Executive wine editor of Food and Wine went undercover as a wine salesman and uncorked seven solutions.

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