December 23, 2009: Digestivi!

February 13, 2009: Tighten That Belt and Try Some Great Bargain Wines

December 17, 2008: Holiday Wine on a Budget

December 02, 2008: Drink books for the holiday season

November 05, 2008: Spanish wines getting note

July 16, 2008: What's My Wine? Options abound, but the eternal question remains: What's the right wine for me?

"Chardonnay or sauvignon blanc?" shouldn't provoke any more of a crisis of confidence than "soup or salad?" Yet wine questions tend to make people blanch and glance furtively around to see if there might be an expert on hand to answer for them.

Well, an expert is handy: you.

You're the expert, since nobody knows your taste like you do. And if you can figure out what you like to eat from the endless possibilities available in this country, then you can figure out what you like to drink. It's not about what's "right" or correct; it's about identifying your preferences, and using them to find your way to a wine that pleases you.

How? Just think of wine as food. After all, many places in the world do — wine, like bread, is simply part of the meal. The best part about this approach? It will carry you through even when you're all alone among the bottles.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to get started.

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March 05, 2008: Fruit of the vine ripe for picking on the Web

February 29, 2008: New Colorado Master Sommeliers

December 26, 2007: Cheers to sparkling wines

December 18, 2007: Soak in Wine? It's Vinotherapy

November 20, 2007: Ten Wines talk turkey, trimmings: These easy-to-find pours under $20 worth a toast

November 14, 2007: Wines for your Thanksgiving Feast

November 13, 2007: Wine and All the Trimmings

January 31, 2007: Wine for Wings

"Wine doesn't really go with chicken wings, does it?" asked my editor last week. I can't decide if she was insinuating something about the quality of wings or about wine, but let this Buffalo gal set everyone straight: Great wings deserve great drinks - whether wine, beer or bourbon.

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March 15, 2006: A fine wine for fine weenies

March 01, 2006: Beyond Barolo: Piedmont's Other Great Wines

December 28, 2005: Finding Good Bubbly

December 21, 2005: Gifts for the grape-lovers on your list

November 02, 2005: First wine-tasting? Here are a few tips.

May 04, 2005: Sake Masters Bring Their Craft to Town

April 20, 2005: Vintners Boost Quality of Kosher Wines

March 23, 2005: Ham it Up: Wines for Easter

February 09, 2005: The Trouble with Merlot

January 26, 2005: Ten good reasons to Zin

January 19, 2005: Serving steak? Time to beef up your wine

December 29, 2004: Tales from the tasting room

December 15, 2004: Grower Champagnes

December 01, 2004: Holiday wine giving

November 24, 2004: Wine serving tips let you go with the flow

November 17, 2004: Wines to be thankful for

November 03, 2004: Wine books sparkle like champagne

October 20, 2004: In Europe, accent is on wine and food

October 06, 2004: Denver wine scene is looking up

July 04, 2004: An unusual pairing - A fine pinot noir with that Polish dog?

May 13, 2004: N.Y. state rieslings set bar in America