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Wine Without Pretense: Reminder of a good Hungarian red win

You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.

March 05, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: To drink or not to drink old bottle of wine?

Time to address some queries I've received from readers during the past few months. I do answer all questions personally and ask permission to use them in this column. If you have a question about wine, check the end of this column to see how to get it to me.

February 05, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Enjoy a taste of Spain with a Verdejo from Rueda

Ever heard of Verdejo? How about Rueda?

January 01, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Buy yourself a Ferrari

Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.

December 04, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Georgia wineries have come a long way

In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.

November 06, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine without pretense: Finding the budget-friendly zinfandel for visitors

The bride and I have been like Willie Nelson the past few months ... on the road again. Lots of traveling, lots of visits and we've come home with a greater appreciation for this wonderful land of ours.

October 02, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Wine suggestions for end of summer, football season

Summer's winding down. Time to catch up with some odds and ends floating around the world of wine.

September 04, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine without pretense: Discount-priced wines not always a bargain

We all love a bargain. Admit it; your head swivels on spotting a BOGO sign.

August 07, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


France, Germany influence formation of Alsace wine

Where can you go to enjoy French wines with a German accent?

July 03, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Escape back to ancient times of winemaking

Those who find the subject of wine fascinating are advised to grab a book I just finished. No, not my copy; buy one of your own. It truly is one of the best offerings on the subject I have encountered in 30-plus years.

June 05, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Taste test a German wine

If you are a typical American wine drinker, chances are very good your first choice in wines is not from Germany.

May 01, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Relax, there’s a tool for that

My son-in-law and my oldest grandson drive me nuts (they argue that for me it's a short walk). They must have the latest electronic gadgets - iPads, iPhones, iPods, Nooks, Kindles, smart phones, smarter phones ... stuff I've never heard of, and never will understand.

April 03, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Know your bubbly

"Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it."

March 06, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: 3 swell choices of pink

Quick question: What color do you generally associate with February?

February 06, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Wine Without Pretense: Sweet relief from the winter chill

Follow me on this. It's winter. That means it's cold out there. When you're cold, what do you want? You want something hearty, something filling, something warming... whether on your plate or in your glass.

January 02, 2013 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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Wine Without Pretense: Transforming from city girl to wine grower’s wife

Martha Ezzard wears many hats. She's been a lawyer, journalist, state legislator and most likely a few other things.

April 02, 2014 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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