Articles written by: Fred Matuszewski

Fred Matuszewski is a local architect and a foodie and wine geek, interested in the cultivation of the multiple strains and varieties of grapes and the industry of wine production and sales. Chief among his travels is an annual trip to the wine producing areas of California.

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Para paella

Wines to go with this Spanish dish My wife and I gather monthly for “wine dinners” with friends. As one […]

2 bottles of French wine
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French variety

Two reds that show off the diversity of French grapes France is the largest country in western Europe. In the […]

4 bottles of wine
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Wines for barbecuing

What to pair with cooking and eating outdoors Memorial Day weekend! Seems like just yesterday we were still blowing snow, […]

2 wine bottles
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Amarone amore

A look at the wine made from dried grapes Wine made from raisins? Some credit this technique to the Romans, […]

2 bottles of red wine
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From the valley floor

A look at two reds from Napa Valley This week’s wines are two exceptional reds, created from grapes grown in […]

3 bottles of wine
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Rediscover Chianti

Exploring the variations of this classic Tuscan red Those of us of a certain age fondly remember the bottle of […]

3 bottles of rose wine
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Pink for spring

Lighten up with some rosés It’s official! Spring is here! It happened at 11:33 a.m., March 20. Mother Nature may […]

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A trip to Burgundy

A look at the wines of Louis Jadot Louis Jadot is one of Bourgogne’s (Burgundy) most important wine producers and […]

2 bottles of wine
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Embrace the blend

A mix of grapes can produce one interesting bottle We are all familiar with wines classified by the grapes used […]

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Mein wines

Rediscover the wines of Germany and Austria German and Austrian wines are often “forgotten wines,” wines that are not typically […]

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