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Q+A: Wine Writer Karen MacNeil

Renowned wine expert Karen MacNeil is one of the world’s foremost wine experts
and educators. The author of The Wine Bible, which has sold more than 1 million
copies, she also distributes a free, easy-to-read newsletter at WineSpeed.com. We
caught up with her in Napa to talk our favorite subject—wine. Read more »

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Pair to Perfection With Our New Pairing Key

Finding that perfect pairing for your delicious home-cooked dinner has never been easier, thanks to our simple and savvy pairing key.

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Turkey Day Survivor’s Guide: Wine

We understand that cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love, and once all your friends and family are gathered around the table, the most important thing is for everyone to have a good time. Luckily, when it comes to pairing food and wine on the big day, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. You can serve one type of wine for the whole feast, or leave it up to guests to personalize their picks according to their favorite dishes—whether it’s the ever-so-generously buttered mashed potatoes, the sumptuous stuffing or the juicy bird itself. Whichever approach you decide to take, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

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How to Channel Your Inner Sommelier

Like your favorite seasoning or spice, wine can instantly enhance a meal. To help you master the perfect pairing, we’ve offered simple tips, as well as highlights from our October wine delivery, to keep in mind as you plan your Blue Apron meals–your taste buds will thank you! Read more »

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The Best Wine Requires a Master Blender

Remember the last time you uncorked a great-tasting bottle of wine? Sure, the vineyard probably deserved some credit for growing tasty grapes in the first place. But the real star behind every wonderful red or white is a winemaker who’s skilled at blending—the art of mixing and matching lots of grapes, batches of wine or both. Blending wine is simple in theory, and most winemakers are plenty good at it—but to achieve perfection in a wine, you want winemaker Helen Keplinger in your corner. Read more »

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Wine Pairing 101: How Tannins Bridge Each Bite and Sip

It’s only natural to wonder how or why the blackberry, plum or other fruit flavors pair with, say, a steak. On your first bite and sip, you’ll quickly find that they do—but pairing food and wine is as much about feel as it is about flavors, and the effect a wine has on your palate as you sip it. Pair for feel, and you’ll have an even better dining experience. Read more »

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Wine with Dinner: How to Pair for Summer

A truly great wine not only impresses enophiles, it pairs well with dinner. And then there are rockstar wines—the kind that not only impress, but are versatile. These wines stand up to simple, straightforward dishes as well as more complex, intricate combinations of flavors on the plate. Our reds and whites made in collaboration with Pax Mahle and Ian Brand are most definitely in this rockstar category. Check out our pairing tips for L’Ptit Paysan Chardonnay, Pax Red and Pax White—and discover why rockstar wines make for a memorable dinner. If you want to try them for yourself, order here by June 17th!

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