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“Patio pounder” may not sound very flattering, but it’s a term wine-profession insiders use to describe easy-drinking, refreshing, warm-weather wines.

When Brad Pitt is on the cover of Wine Spectator magazine holding a glass of rosé from his Chateau Miraval vineyard, it’s confirmation of what anybody selling wine these days already knows:

If you’re interested in North Carolina wines, the next few weeks will make it easy to enjoy that. May is packed with wine festivals, with events continuing the next two Saturdays.

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend is actually several days of events, with wine dinners, educational classes and a couple of rocking parties.

What does one of the most famed wine producers in France want future American chefs to know about wine from Burgundy?

After such an unusually cold winter, including the great snow-and-ice event, wine drinkers may find themselves thinking about what happens when grapes freeze.

The last big football game of the season is coming up Sunday. Panthers fans will want to watch with something to sip as we console ourselves and wait for our big win next year.

Catherine Rabb
Catherine Rabb is co-owner of Fenwick's and an associate instructor at Johnson & Wales University.
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