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The online home of Mark “The Cork Head” Stuart, Certified Wine Professional, speaker/educator, judge, and columnist.

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The Holidays Sparkle with Wine

Quick! What is the first beverage you think of when celebrating around the holidays?

If you answered Champagne or any other sort of sparkling wine, you are not alone. Though reports vary, each year an estimated two-thirds of the sparkling wine consumed in this country is done so in and around the holiday season. Heck, the mere thought of a popping cork brings enthusiastic smiles to just about anyone who enjoys a little vino. Read More

The World’s Best Holiday Wine

From albarino to zweigelt and Alsace to New Zealand, noteworthy wines are made in all corners of the world.  Ahh…how lucky I’ve been to taste through many of the best over the years.

Each has it’s own story, and as a wine writer I embrace the opportunity to put a face on each of them as opportunities arise.  Now, with the holiday’s in full swing, there is no better time to feature what I feel is undoubtedly the greatest wine to enjoy during this festive season.  So, gather ’round and listen to a short holiday tale. Read More