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Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Tara Q. Thomas is the Executive Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine and the author of the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics.

alpine wine

Wine With Cheese: Alpine Wine

Looking for a more subtle wine to pair with dinner? Take a look at Chasselas, Switzerland’s most planted grape for Alpine wine.

white wines

Shades Of White

Look beyond riesling when it comes to white wines from New York’s Finger Lakes.


Cheese + Wine: Jura Reds

Taste the refreshing reds of the Jura and pair them with fresh summer curds

sparkling red wine

The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Sparkling Red Wines

Who says blondes have more fun? Bubbly reds complement curds beautifully


The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Shochu

Reach to the East for a fab curd-friendly tipple

Orange wine

Cheese + Wine: Orange Wines

Full-bodied orange wine is gaining ground in Europe and beyond