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Two events to help get your holiday drinks in order

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FOOD CALENDAR | Plus a few more happenings for the week.

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5 wines for holiday entertaining and other winter drinking

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PICKS | Hearty reds from France and Texas, a bargain sparkler and a white port perfect for Christmas Eve.

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Celebrate by raising a glass of any or all of these 5 wines

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PICKS | Spend $15 to $47 and you could get a South African Riesling and small-grower champagne.

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Pop the cork on the bubbles that James Bond drinks, plus 4 more

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PICKS | A $37 English brut earns 3 stars, stacked up against bottles from Champagne, France.

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How to make all the dark-meat lovers happy at your Thanksgiving table

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Confit a batch of turkey legs in advance, guaranteeing plenty of rich flesh and crispy skin to go around.

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Why you should add blush to the wine colors of fall

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WINE | The same qualities that make rosés food-friendly in summer don’t disappear in cool weather.

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5 ‘warm-weather’ wines that will carry you through fall

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PICKS | These rosés, priced from $16 to $21, should be remain in stock as the leaves fall.

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With one little tweak, your Caesar salad gets kicked up a notch

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PLATE LAB | At the Riggsby, a few dashes of Tabasco give a classic just a touch of heat.

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Wine recommendations

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PICKS | This week’s recommendations come from Washington State, France and Italy.

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Last chances to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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FOOD CALENDAR | A cooking demo and a cultural show, plus other events for the week.