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Marissa Ross, the official wine columnist for Bon Appétit and author of the book Wine. All the Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking, joins us in the studio to talk about (what else?) wine: How to buy it, how to talk about it, and most importantly, how to enjoy drinking it.

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Dining and drinking out can be an expensive experience and you, as a customer, are entitled to an enjoyable one. But being entitled to something doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk about it. Sending food or drinks back from whence they came for no real reason is the saddest sort of flex, and there are few things more off-putting than someone who tries to build themselves up by being rude to waitstaff, bartenders, or anyone else in the service industry.

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Video: “Champagne” is more than something for your monocle to fall into when you’re outraged. Though it connotes luxury, there are many less expensive (but lower quality) options you might be fed when you try to get the fizzy stuff for cheap.

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Video: When most people choose a wine, they consider price. While it’s easy to gravitate towards the stuff in boxes at the front of the store, there are affordable gems to be found all around the shop. Such was the case with our Lifehacker staff writer, Alicia, whose expertise in personal finance inclines her toward more sensible purchase options.

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I studied in France in university and brought a decent amount of French wine home with me. Some of that wine got consumed with friends pretty much immediately, but a few bottles I’ve held on to and moved from apartment to apartment over the years, saving them for a “special” occasion.

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Whenever I'm given (or purchase) a nice bottle of wine, I'm immediately faced with the question of whether or not it's something I plan on drinking right now, or something I want to drink later.

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If you don’t have any wine knowledge, figuring out what wine to serve with dinner can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. While most of us have a decent idea of what to serve with a steak, when it comes to other dishes like pizza or apple pie our current knowledge might fall a little short.

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While mulled wine is a common Christmas drink enjoyed in a number of places where it's actually cold at Christmas, it's not so common here in Australia, even during our chilly winters. Cosying up with a mug of something that's both warm and alcoholic is one of the best things you can do on a cold winter's evening -- here's how you can make some.

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Victoria's Yarra Valley region is known around the world for the high quality wines it produces. And there are quite a few breweries and distilleries there as well. But as businesses grow, they need to move to different premises. That's what happened to the popular White Rabbit brewing team, who moved to Geelong. But that left a great opportunity for Innocent Bystander, a growing, local winery to move into the brewery. And rather than pull out the beer taps, they found a way to re-use them for wine - giving them a different way to serve as well as doing their bit for the environment.

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For the real wine lover, anywhere is a good place to enjoy a nice glass of vino. But, when it comes to taking your drink beyond your couch or table, few glasses are designed to withstand the hazards of the outdoors—that is until this Stainless Steel Double Walled Wine Glass came around. Complete with a protective lid, this wine-hacking vessel lets you take your favorite whites and reds to-go, and it's on sale for nearly half-off its usual price.

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I think there are two types of travellers, those who eat so they have the energy to go to museums and stuff, and those who plan their trips around their meals, snacks, and cocktails.