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Droughts, heat waves, wildfires, heavy rain and frost have made this year one of the most challenging ones for vintners.
 
Pair this fruity $12 riesling with takeout and a movie for a weeknight treat
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
French wine maven Lulu Peyraud taught Americans ‘joie de vivre,’ and we owe her for that
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Truly exceptional wines deserve four stars, so we’re adding one to our rating system
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
You’ll want to stock up on this outstanding Portuguese red wine, a steal at $12
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Programs aim to break up the wine world’s ‘stuffy, white boys’ club’
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Unlike most of the country, Maryland consumers can’t purchase alcohol at grocery stores. That may change soon.
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Frozen pizza deserves a wine pairing, too, and this $9 Italian red is our pick
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Wildfires force some growers to test their grapes for contamination, while others sit 2020 out
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2020; 1:00 PM)
 
Get cozy with a $15 California cab that begs for roasted chicken
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
The ROC certification could become the gold standard for wineries, and the earth
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
No need to wait for an occasion to pop this $10 bubbly from Italy
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Snoop Dogg’s for-the-people label and an exclusive club mark extreme poles of the wine world
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Sip this lively $15 Portuguese white wine with your grilled seafood
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Pair these wine-centric novels with a good vintage for a taste of mystery, romance and an escape from the pandemic
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Keep summer vibes going a little longer with this $15 crisp Spanish rosé
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
An excellent California pinot noir for $14? You better believe it.
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Bargains on quality California wine exist, if you know where to look
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Quench your late-summer thirst with these 3 refreshing, bright rosés
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
What does it mean for a wine to be ‘food-friendly’? Here’s what to look for.
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Wine labels can be vague, and drinkers are thirsty for clarity
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
This $10 Argentine red is ready to mingle with steak or burgers
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Cameron Diaz is selling a ‘clean’ wine, but the term is quite muddy
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
This refreshing Portuguese rosé, at only $10, will have you reaching for another glass
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
What wines to drink with lobster rolls, barbecue and other favorite summer foods
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Here’s proof boxed wine can be downright delicious for the equivalent of $5 a bottle
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
This $19 beaujolais is friendly to all sorts of foods
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Small wineries pivot — and expand — with Zoom tastings and company team-building events
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Trump tariffs on European wine are on the table again, adding more stress to a struggling industry
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
A top-rated Italian red for just $16? We’ll drink to that.
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
At $12, these two white wines prove that pinot grigio doesn’t always mean boring
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
As wineries reopen for tastings, expect appointments, pre-poured glasses and plenty of sanitizer
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
The Court of Master Sommeliers has been called out for racism. Now, it is pledging change.
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
This top-notch zinfandel seeks its grilled meat soul mate — and costs just $15
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
The wine industry is overwhelmingly white. Now, the push for inclusivity is gaining momentum.
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Summer sipping doesn’t get much better than these five wines under $20
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Wine sales have surged during the pandemic — but not for small producers
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
This $12 Chilean red is just begging to be paired with grilled meat
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Virtual winery tours are bringing wine country to you
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
These five wines, each under $20, can jump-start your summer sipping
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
What corks can reveal about the wine in your bottle
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Your go-to summer rosé has landed, and costs just $14
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Here’s a $16 Austrian white to sip at picnics and cookouts
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
How to taste wine — and have fun with it
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Yes, you should stick your nose in the wine glass before you taste it. Here’s why.
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Make this easy-to-find, $9 rosé your summer sipper
(The Washington Post, May 22, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Want a good, cheap red? This $13 bottle is made for grilling season.
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Look before you sip: A wine’s appearance offers taste, flavor clues
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Warning: This $20 rosé may make you smile from ear to ear
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
Wine 101: Here’s how to decode those confusing labels
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2020; 12:00 PM)
 
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