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Vincent Rendoni

I'm a spicy meatball who loves light-bodied reds, aromatic whites, video games, and for better or worse, Seattle sports teams. I was a huge fan of Wine Folly before being hired, so I guess you could say I'm living the dream.


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Wine Term: Teinturier Grapes

A Teinturier grape is red wine grape with dark skins, flesh, and juice. In contrast, regular wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh.

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Goat Cheese Wine Pairings You’ll Love

Find out how to make goat cheese wine pairings taste amazing. There are two traditional favorites (Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc) plus…

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Study Offers A New Look at Alcohol and Your Brain

A new study has headlines shouting “wine will clean your brain!” So, what does this study really signify? Find out the real story.

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The Best Wine to Pair with Lasagna

Learn what wine goes best with the major styles of lasagna, tackling red sauces, white sauces, pesto, & even moussaka!

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of the Willamette Valley

Considering a trip to Oregon wine country? Get tips on where to taste, stay, as well as what you need to know before your visit.

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Nebbiolo in a Nutshell

Recommendations, flavor profiles & facts about the grape behind Barolo and Barbaresco in a quick five-minute read.

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Love Beer? Then You’re Gonna Love These Wines

32 wines for beer lovers. 32 beers for wine lovers. Everybody wins with this comprehensive guide.

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Stop Saying These 12 Things About Wine

It’s high time that people stop saying these 12 things about wine.

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14 Winter Wines You’ll Love

Wines perfect for holiday celebrations, rich cuisine, and cold weather.

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Our Advice on Pairing Wine With Thai Food

One of the world’s great cuisines calls for a great wine. Here’s what to pair with Thai–a food that combines the sweet, the sour, the salty, and the spicy in perfect harmony.

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All About Tempranillo Wine in Just About Two Minutes

Read on for recommendations, flavor profiles, and Tempranillo wine facts that define the special nature of this wine variety.

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5 Merlot Wine Facts

Its been over 15 years since Sideways came out. Is that long enough? Here are 5 Merlot wine facts that will get you into the good stuff.

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Fried Chicken Wine Pairings

The best fried chicken wine pairing is Champagne. Find out what it is about this flavor pairing that’s so undeniably good and which sparkling wines to choose for the perfect pairing.

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13 Classic Horror Movie Wine Pairings

Thirteen amazing horror movie wine pairings. Because you’re too old for candy anyway.

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Delicious Wines to Pair With Soup

Learn which wines to pair with 11 classic soups along with tips on how to create your own great matches.

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Columbia Valley: Washington’s Biggest Wine Region

This guide to the Columbia Valley AVA will quickly get you up to speed on what wines are worth seeking out and what you should know about Washington wine.

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9 Must-Try Wines For Fall

We all need wine inspiration. These wines deliver the spice, taste great with harvest foods, and mesh well with the changing colors of fall.

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The Rise and Fall of Wine Coolers

They were huge in the 80s and then they disappeared. What happened? Turns out, an increase in excise taxes gave malternative beverages (like Zima) a leg up.

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How Wildfires Affect The Taste of Wine

Fire, smoke, and ash–always an unwelcome prelude to harvest. Smoke taint is a real concern for winegrowers this close to harvest.

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