Madeline Puckette

Chocolate and wine: Awkward friends

February 8, 2013

Honesty first:  We were a little skeptical going in. We’re not fans of pairing wine and chocolate to begin with, but we never expected it […]

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Choosing the appropriate wine for a specific occasion: Flow chart

November 9, 2012

You’ve been invited to your boss’s house for a dinner party. What kind of wine should you bring? There’s a time and a place for […]

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Instant gratification sangria recipe

July 24, 2012

Most sangria recipes require patience and planning. I’ve often romanticized about laboring over a complicated multi-step batch of Sangria. I’d lovingly store it overnight to […]

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Master the restaurant wine service ritual

June 29, 2012

You’re at a lovely restaurant and you’ve picked out a wine. Now what? Do you find yourself feeling nervous or intimidated when the wine server […]

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Tips to create the perfect wine and cheese pairings

May 18, 2012

We asked Steve Jones, owner and official cheesemonger at Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon to give us his best quick and dirty tips for how to […]

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