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Good wine: Toasts and quotes for nearly every occasion with accompanying wines, of course

Dec 06 2017 | 9:36 am - Mary Ross offers samples of classic toasts and quotes for any festive occasion as well as wine for celebrating.

Red wine drinkers embrace the benefits of blends — finally

Oct 10 2017 | 1:26 pm - The popularity of red wine blends is surging. The question isn’t why. It’s: What took so long?

Exploring the incongruity of Italian wines, their names and labels.

Sep 26 2017 | 10:47 am - Mary Ross demystifies Italian labeling because, as she says, “Italy typifies wine’s maxim “If you’re not a little confused, you’re not paying attention.”

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

Aug 29 2017 | 9:28 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 | 6:29 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 | 2:59 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 | 10:41 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 | 2:00 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 | 3:10 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 | 7:05 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?

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