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Wine Recommendations from a Thrillerchick

Recipe & Pairing: Butternut Squash Soup with Chenin Blanc

J.T. Ellison

image credit: Wine Spectator

image credit: Wine Spectator

'Tis the season for all things squash. If you need something simple and yummy to serve during the first course of your holiday dinner, check out this delicious soup from Wine Spectator and what they pair with it. 

Yum. Yum. Yum.

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How to Detect Weird Tasting Notes

J.T. Ellison

Image credit: Decanter

Image credit: Decanter

Dragonfruit. Lavender. Pencil shavings.

Spend two minutes watching wine tastings on YouTube, and you'll notice some people have a knack for spotting all kinds of crazy things you'd never pick up. 

Decanter explains how you can decode these tasting notes in a series of helpful infographics. (um, did you see vinyl up there??)

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Wines You've Never Heard of (from the Birthplace of Vino)

J.T. Ellison

Image credit: Wine Folly

Image credit: Wine Folly

Hat tip to Wine Folly—they know how to make wine alive, bringing its past into the present and finding endless ways to teach us about our favorite beverage. 

Which is why we enjoyed this fascinating article about the birthplace of wine—and the wine varieties from that region... none of which we'd heard of before. 

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Inside the World of High-Dollar Wine Auctions

J.T. Ellison

photo credit: Saveur

photo credit: Saveur

You've seen the absurdly high numbers creep along the Internet ticker tape. 

But do you ever wonder how some bottles of wine could possibly go for six-figures? And who would buy them?

The auctioneer you know for art just happens to be in the wine game. And they have a fascinating Q&A in Saveur describing how they make six-figure wine auctions happen.

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Vivino's Top 10 Wines for Thanksgiving

J.T. Ellison

Image credit: Vivino

Image credit: Vivino

Newsflash: Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK.

holy crap thanksgiving is next week WHAT

We get it: you're meal prepping, house cleaning, and trying to find enough body pillows for your Aunt Margie, you've got enough on your plate without trying to figure out the perfect wines to pair with your zillion-course meal.

Don't worry. Vivino has 10 solid wines that'll go great with lots of things you'll be serving at everyone's favorite chow-down extravaganza.

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The Affordable French White Wine You Probably Don't Know About

J.T. Ellison

Photo credit: The Kitchn

Photo credit: The Kitchn

Chablis, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Viognier: you may think you have an encyclopedic knowledge of French whites...

But isn't it nice to be wrong about things like this? 

The Kitchn dishes on a French white we should probably drink more of... (spoiler alert: we did review this varietal on our site a last year—but that doesn't mean you don't need a reminder to try a good thing again!)

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