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Mary Ross

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Exploring the birth of American wine, rebirth of fine wines from Baja, Mexico

Aug 29 2017 | 10:28 pm - Mary Ross explores an emerging wine region, Baja, Mexico, which saw the birth of American wine centuries ago.

Some extraordinary white wines to see off summer

Aug 16 2017 | 7:29 am - Mary Ross picks out a few specialty white wines to see out the hot weather of summer in today’s Good Wine column. Enjoy!

Time has always been a relative commodity to winegrowers

Jul 25 2017 | 3:59 pm - Winemakers and growers enjoy a nearly unvaried calendar. Every month of the year, each decade and sometimes for centuries their efforts are devoted to the vineyard. They were growing grapes and making the very wine you might be enjoying with dinner...

Napa Valley’s Mondavi family is an American success story

Jul 03 2017 | 11:41 am - An American succuss story started when Cesare and Rosa Mondavi arrived stateside, traveling to California to grow grapes for the Prohibition-era home winemaking movement. After the Repeal of the 18th amendment, Cesare, with his sons Robert and...

Wine cocktails hit the sweet spot for summer entertaining

Jun 13 2017 | 3:00 pm - Wine meet fruit in refreshing summer cocktails, perfect for entertaining around the grill or patio.

Grilling season is California wine season

Jun 05 2017 | 4:10 pm - The sweet and spicy smoke rising from porch and backyard grills throughout Chicagoland signals that it’s California wine season. Mary Ross explains why California’s signature wine flavors pair perfectly with fresh fare off the grill.

Rosť by any other name would slip over the palate just as sweet, or dry

May 17 2017 | 8:05 am - Rosť is all the rage as an alternative to white wine and — as the temperature soars — a chillable alternative to red. So, the primary question for Rosť is: dry or sweet?

Good wine: Bothered, bewitched and bewildered by wine

Mar 08 2017 | 8:26 am - Wine gives us ample opportunity for confusion. So here are some tips on picking a wine you’ll love.

Virtually no end of breakfast options and the perfect wines to accompany each

Jan 04 2017 | 8:38 am - Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it is certainly the most versatile. Luckily, wine’s versatility complements breakfasts of all flavors and time frames.

There's a science to matching red wine to red meat

Nov 21 2016 | 11:40 am - Mary Ross guides you in matching red wines to red meat. And it all starts with tannin.

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