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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Bottle Service

5 Additives You Won't Find Listed on a Wine Label

Has a wine been enhanced with tannin powder or Mega Purple? There’s no way to know from looking at the label. Here, an explanation of wine additives.

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Bottle Service

Decoding Red Blend Wines

Decoding "Red Blend" Wines

Recently, winemakers around the world have created a superpopular new wine category simply labeled “red blend,” made with unidentified grapes from unspecified regions.

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Bottle Service

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Oak Wine Barrels

Oak Wine Barrels

Before they’re ignominiously turned into flower planters, wine barrels have a long and dignified life. Here’s what they do and why they matter.

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best thanksgiving tips

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings for Every Course

2013 Babich Marlborough

From soup to pie, here are fantastic wine pairings for every Thanksgiving course.

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10 Tips for Winery Tastings

Tasting Room Etiquette

Tip number 1: don’t drink too much. Here’s what else you need to know for an exceptional experience.

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What I Learned

An Old Italian’s Secret to Good Service

I came into this world an indiscriminate eater. Born the first grandchild of a large Italian American family in Boston, I was fed pasta and pizza, meatballs and ice cream.

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