super bowl syrah
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super bowl syrah

I like to compare quarterbacks to Syrah – they’re brawny and have so many different styles. This year’s Super Bowl gives us old school vet Tom Brady vs first-time newbie Jared Goff. If you’re rooting for Goff and the Rams: go with a fruitier, spicier new world Syrah from Australia (where it’s called Shiraz). Try Patchworkwhich has … Continue reading

beaujolais nouveau: rookie of the wine world
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beaujolais nouveau: rookie of the wine world

When Quintessential wines asked me to partner with them for a post about Beaujolais Nouveau, it was a no brainer. After all, it’s fall, which means two things: I’m watching football and drinking light reds. So as I was watching the Cowboys-Vikings game last week and tasting the Beaujolais Nouveau that was just released, it occurred to … Continue reading

cool ryder
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cool ryder

The Ryder Cup, which starts this Thursday, pits the top 12 golfers from the US against the top 12 in Europe. For this year’s official wine, Mouton Cadet partnered with golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to design this year’s limited edition bottle. I like the parallel that the course architect makes between golf and wine: “A golf … Continue reading