Guide to Unoaked Chardonnay

Unoaked Chardonnay, with its crisp and vibrant characteristics, is an exquisite option that can elevate your hosting game. In this guide by Fran Berger Living, we'll delve into the nuances of Unoaked Chardonnay, particularly from the renowned Chablis region in...

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What Is An Aperitif?

First impressions matter! An aperitif is a beverage typically enjoyed before a meal to stimulate the appetite and prepare the palate for the feast ahead. It's designed to awaken the senses, open the taste buds, and set the mood for...

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Prosecco: Your Guide to Italy's Sparkling Gem

Prosecco, produced in the Northeastern regions of Italy, is one of the most widely appreciated and enjoyed sparkling wines in history. Known for its effervescent bubbles and strong presence of fruit in both taste and aroma, it’s no wonder Prosecco...

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Best White Wine For Cooking

Cooking with white wine, or as the Italians call it, “blending with wine,” can turn a simple meal into a flavorful and complex dish! Each property can enhance your meal - the acidity of white wine will perfectly tenderize a...

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Wine and Dine: Elevate Your Meals with These Simple Wine Pairing Tips

A glass of wine has the potential to heighten flavors, textures and qualities in the foods that you prepare. With so many different wines to choose from, you might be wondering what makes the best match for your dish.  Fran...

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Sipping in Style: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Stemware

In entertaining, it’s not just the drink, but also the glass that’s holding the drink that matters. The fine stemware you serve your beverages in is designed to highlight the qualities within and enhance your sensations, making for an unforgettable...

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How to Hold a Wine Glass Like a Sommelier

Want to hold your wine glass like a seasoned sommelier?  Wine is one of entertaining powerhouse, Fran Berger’s, greatest passions. She believes a bottle of bubbly should be opened for any and every occasion. After over 20 years in the...

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The Ultimate Guide to White Wine Glasses

When it comes to wine, using the right glass is an important detail in crafting the best tasting experience, as well as aesthetically elevating your tablescape for any occasion. That said, white wine glasses come in all shapes and sizes,...

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3 Reasons Why Wines and Cheese Go Together

Wine and cheese have been the perfect duo for hundreds of years. But why? There are so many aspects of your wine - flavors, tannins, aromas - that can be revealed from pairing with the right cheese. Knowing why and...

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Difference Between White And Red Wine Glasses

Wine glasses come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s so much more to choosing a glass shape than aesthetics alone.   Each glass is specifically designed to highlight the best characteristics of your wine of choice, enhancing the overall...

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Unicorn Wine: What Makes Wine a Unicorn & 10 Best Bottles

There’s nothing quite like sipping on one of the rarest and most exceptional wines on the market, so it’s easy to see why these are referred to as “unicorn wines.” These extraordinary wines are an investment in finer living and will...

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Help! I’m Having a Party – How Much Wine do I Need?

Do the Wine Math: It’ll save your party every time. I get asked a lot about how much wine is needed for a party and my answer is always the same: do the Wine Math. No, it’s not New Math...

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Tips on Storing and Serving Wine

How do you know if you’re doing it right? Picture it:  You’re at a good restaurant with friends and one of them is a self-proclaimed wine snob so you hand him the wine list.  He chooses what he says will...

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How will you pick the perfect wine glasses for your home?

With so many options, designs, and ideas sometimes it’s hard to settle on a choice – unless you have some professional help. They say that if you really know what you want in life, making decisions is easy.  But, that...

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Let’s talk about serving wine.

You’re hosting a party. How much wine do you serve? How much wine should you pour in a glass? It all depends on what you want to do. Like, it’s been a bad day and you’ve come home for a...

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Bring Napa Home and Let the Bottles Do the Talking

Bring stories home about the wine you love, #Napa #Winechat I love wine from all over the world, but Napa is closest to my heart. Well, living in California is part of the reason, but back when I owned my...

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Recipe for Personal Dining: Wine Blends

Back to Wine Basics with “Blends” All of my friends know that my wine of choice always includes bubbles – pink ones if I’m to be completely honest about it. But, having said that, I just love a good bottle,...

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