Everything's Coming Up Rosés

Everything's Coming Up Rosés

Sales figures show that rosé is the fastest growing category in wine sales not only in the U.S. but in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia as well as many other countries. In other words, pink is permanent. Here are three of my favorite rosés for summertime sipping (though if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, these work in winter as well!)

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My Morning With Aurelio

My Morning With Aurelio

For many, 10 a.m. is a great time for a coffee break, but when Aurelio Montes, Jr., called me and suggested we get together at 10 to taste "something fresh," coffee was nowhere on the menu. His idea of fresh was a collection of fascinating new releases from one of my favorite wineries and an opportunity to catch up with one of South America's most interesting winemakers. All very tasteful, of course.

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Pairing wine in the real world

Pairing wine in the real world

An interactive dinner in which guests cook alongside six star chefs gives ample opportunity to explore the mysteries (and the joys) of pairing wine and food. First up, a challenging combination of rich veal and foie gras dumplings with shaved vegetables in a tangy umami-laden dressing.

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A Vat Full of Miracles

A Vat Full of Miracles

Few wines are as idiosyncratic and storied as Lebanon's Chateau Musar. The story of Musar is a story of determination, inspiration and faith (and no small amount of winemaking expertise). Winemaker Serge Hochar has ushered this wine through 50 vintages and says, "I am here because of war." His story, like his wine, is entrancing, and you will find it here on "Engaging the Senses."

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