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Pinot Perils & Merlot Mishaps

Website winespectator.com has some nifty tricks to employ when you've had a red wine disaster. First, blot! Use a dry napkin or paper towel to soak up as much stain as you can. Blot don't scrub, as scrubbing will just spread the stain…

Your Best Valentine’s Ever

This piece was originally published in our February 2020 issue. Please check with the restaurants, stores or other places mentioned to see whether the offerings mentioned are available in February of 2022. I don’t remember what year it…

Sipping the Sinskey Pinot Noir

Editor's note: This article first ran in July 2017. Sommelier Sara Cyr and her husband, Chef Craig Cyr, owned former Columbia eatery The Cherry Street Wine Cellar & Bistro. When you hear words like “organic” or “biodynamic,” you…

A Clean Spring White

Editor's Note: This article was published in 2017. Sarah Cyr, a sommelier and former co-owner of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, a onetime Columbia restaurant, is an expert on all things vino. Here is her pick for a superb spring…

A Passion For Pairings

Sarah Cyr, a sommelier and former co-owner of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, a onetime Columbia restaurant, is an expert on all things vino. Here is her take on pairing wine with chocolate. If you browse the web for…
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