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Pleasing varied palates

These pics score

By Elizabeth Niezer

How to find wines for novices and pros.

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Spring additions

It's time to try something new

By Elizabeth Niezer

New wine lines and new varietals with familiar labels attract Columnist Elizabeth Niezer's attention.

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Mind blown

My trip beyond wine mixology

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer gets her mind blown by new flavors not involving wine.

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Crazy for Chianti

Start with the basics

By Elizabeth Niezer

Thinking Italian for dinner? Columnist Elizabeth Niezer shares her strategy for choosing just the right Italian wine for your table.

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Bubbles beat the blues

Champagne brings brightness

By Elizabeth Niezer

The dark days of January are a challenge for us all, Columnist Elizabeth Niezer knows. And her recommendation sparkles. Literally.

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Merry Wine-mas

A gift of recommendations

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer presents the gift of her wine recommendations for the holidays.

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Turkey-day cheer

Start a new tradition with these wine options

By Elizabeth Niezer

Start some new traditions with these Thanksgiving Day wine recommendations from Columnist Elizabeth Niezer.

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Besieged by flavor

and a few laughing ravens

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer gets besieged.

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Fall-ing in love

with fall wines

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer has fallen in love with wines perfect for the season.

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Juice from the jailhouse

Thinking inside the box

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer has decided she likes The Big House and its family of wines.

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CocoBon: A keeper

Try it even if you don't like chocolate wines

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer admits she almost refused to try it, but she's glad now to be a fan of CocoBon wine.

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It's summer!

Put a little sparkle in your day

By Elizabeth Niezer

Put a little sparkle in your day, columnist Elizabeth Niezer recommends, with some wines worth trying.

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Perfect spring wine

and celebrity wine worth tasting

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer is absolutely certain we can find phenomenal wines for less.

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Big wines

for a small budget

By Elizabeth Niezer

Enjoy big wines on a small budget thanks to Columnist Elizabeth Niezer.  

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Spring is springing

Good reason to drink Sangrias and Mojitos

By Elizabeth Niezer

Columnist Elizabeth Niezer encourages us all to celebrate Spring right now with sangria.