John H. Isacs

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Try these tasty summer favorites to beat the heat

Like a splash in the pool, these seasonal wines keep us fresh and cool.



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Mushroom-friendly Pinot Noir, an acquired taste

When pairing mushrooms with wines, one should consider their pungency and accompanying ingredients. 
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Little-known Viognier is worth an introduction

Many of the world's most beloved sparklers and white wines exude essences of peaches. If you've never heard of the Viognier variety, fret not, you're not alone.
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Feeling full of beans? Try these summer wines

Ideal summer wines are light to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and refreshing. Bean dishes in particular beg for a clean and acidic wine to add freshness and emphasize texture. 
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Shiraz, taking the heat out of spicy Sichuan foods

One can't be a wine lover in China without addressing the hot topic of pairing spicy foods with wines.
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Myth of mixology and wine cocktails in summer

Technically speaking, there's a difference between a wine cocktail and proper cocktail. The former is predominantly wine while the latter is generally liquor. 
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Ancient Greek traditions and modern wines

Greek wines aren't an ancient in tradition, they offer modern alternatives to globally popular varieties and wine styles.  
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Sweet Teutonic vino treats for a pleasurable feast

Personally, I try to follow modern medical mandates and avoid high sugar foods except of course when I have the opportunity to savor a wonderful sweet wine. 
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Creating a perfect dining ambience in your own home

This week, I'll give you three important tips on drinking wine in the comfort of your home and introduce a perfect wine for springtime drinking.
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Wine and literature served at the right temperature

The pages of great literature liberally flow with tales of wine.
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