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Why Sauvignon Blanc? Because your average piece of goat cheese is a blank slate, ready to be impressed upon. (A tart, earthy blank slate, but a blank slate nonetheless!) Sauvignon Blanc wines are the perfect chisels. Acidic, mineral-driven, and citrusy as hell, they impart all that goodness into the cream, giving it the extra herbal flavors you didn’t know it needed to have. Plus, it preps the palate for the next bite, which is a given, because who does a “one and done” with this combination? Seriously. Short on Sauv Blanc? Chenin Blanc, the Loire’s most widely grown white grape is an...

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One of the first resident Americans to gain a master of wine certification, Tim Hanni has taught, written about and studied flavor balancing and sensory sciences. His often controversial takes on topics such as sweet wines and his 2010 Wine Consumer Analysis study with Dr. Virginia Utermohlen have sparked discussion from industry experts such as Jancis Robinson. Hanni has also been open about his former alcoholism and his subsequent abstention from alcohol for the last two decades— a challenge for a wine lover and chef, although he still tastes professionally. Hanni dropped out of college in 1972 to go work in the kitchen at Bern's Steakhouse, then...

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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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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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