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Good, very good and great wines in Georgia

I'm channeling Ray Charles this month. I've got Georgia on my mind - Georgia wine, that is.

June 03, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Sip on some new red wines from South Africa

It has been many months since I answered some of the questions I've received from readers via phone, email and my wine education classes. So now's the time to do just that.

May 06, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Glazed over by some Gewurztraminer

In gazing at the galaxy of grapes used to make April's Wine of the Month, you may have noticed gewurztraminer. And I'm sure many of you are muttering, "What the heck is that?"

April 01, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Gulping Champagne fast equals quicker intoxication

I subscribe to an online wine news service that delivers a couple of times a week some fascinating stories or statistics about happenings in the giddy world of wine. I'm passing along some condensed versions with my own comments.

March 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Love is in the air and rose-colored wine is on the table

In 10 days, we fall into one of those holidays that must be subsidized by the flower, greeting card and candy companies - St. Valentine's Day.

February 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Restaurateurs take advantage of wine enthusiasts

Here's a message for this new year to some folks who run restaurants that sell more than a little wine with their fare.

January 07, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Drinking in the memory of my first taste of wine

I had an "aha" moment recently. I pinpointed the precise moment I began to listen to the siren call of wine, and it predates my previous landmark by a few years.

December 03, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Reintroducing the flavors from Italian vineyards

In spite of the legend, it is unlikely Roman Emperor Nero actually fiddled while the city of Rome burned. But he might have been drinking wine.

November 05, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Celebrate the season with a serious Champagne

Mark Oct. 24 on your calendar or your Apple Watch, or whatever. That's International Champagne Day! So says Champagne Bureau USA.

October 01, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: White County wine country is really jumping!

On a late July road trip sponsored by the White County Chamber of Commerce and hosted by genial Chamber President Cindy Bailey, a group of rowdy food, wine and travel scribes climbed the hills and wandered the valleys of a truly lovely part of North Georgia.

September 03, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: It’s grill time; devour red meats with red wine

Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.

August 13, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: High-quality winemaker develops affordable drinks

Two issues rarely intertwine in the same sentence: Highly rated winemakers and sensibly priced wines.

August 06, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Seeking perfect wine to serve with salmon

Wow, it's good to hear from folks who read this column. I do appreciate the emails with questions about wines. And I want to deal with a quartet of them in today's edition.

July 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Adding oxygen to young red wines can boost taste

"Do aerators really work?" is a question I hear frequently.

June 04, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine without pretense: Light white wine tastes linger on tip of tongue

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.

May 07, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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