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Staggering toward 34th Street

There are two great scenes in 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street: “Hey, Lou! How many letters do we have to […]

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Reds with your bird

How to pair red wines with the Thanksgiving feast Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, a gathering of friends and family […]

2 bottles of wine
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Wine pairing, Italian style

What to drink with each course of a hearty Italian meal The crisp days of autumn call for a reunion […]

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In a dark and stormy mood

OK, this one is going to be fun. First, you’re going to need about a pound and a half of […]

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What to pair with osso buco

A robust red for a robust dinner Over the weekend, we were invited to dinner at a friends’ house. I […]

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I’ve got a firm rule for buying old photographs at flea markets; I’ll definitely buy one, if the price is […]

2 bottles of wine on gray background
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Rosés for fall

The pink drink with seasonal flexibility The autumnal equinox, denoting the first day of autumn, fell on Thursday, Sept. 22, […]

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Give in to pumpkin spice

Long, long ago, when I was a child in the Late Cretaceous, late September was one of the low-key best […]

3 bottles of wine
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The many faces of chardonnay

This ubiquitous grape can be a product of its upbringing Chardonnay may have reached its peak in the 1980s as […]

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Felt hat? Yes, it was very soft

I called an Über a couple of months ago. My driver got right back to me and said she would […]

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