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Zester Daily contributor Tina Caputo is a wine, food and lifestyle writer based in Northern California. Her stories have also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Review Online, VisitCalifornia.com and Sonoma magazine. 

A new style of Vinho Verde wines is emerging, and it’s perfect for springtime sipping. Credit: Copyright 2015 Tina Caputo

Portugal is famous for producing two styles of wine that couldn't be more different: Port and Vinho Verde. Port is known as a wine

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Nuala Cullen's herb-encrusted salmon is a show stopper for St. Patrick's Day, or any other day. Credit: Copyright 2015 Courtesy of Interlink Publishing Group Inc.

Corned beef and cabbage. Irish stew. Soda bread. These are the foods Americans associate with Irish cooking, especially on St Patrick's Day. But while

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A Friday night fish fry typically includes fried cod, french fries and coleslaw. Credit: Tina Caputo

The slogan "Fish Fry Fridays" is a familiar one to Catholics this time of year. On Fridays during Lent, which falls from Feb. 18

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The author would rescue these well-loved kitchen tools in a fire. Credit: Tina Caputo

As a food writer and obsessive home cook, I own an array of kitchen tools and gadgets that, in the eyes of some people,

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Jasmine Dravis of Native Kitchen & Kombucha Bar shows off a kombucha cocktail. Credit: Tina Caputo

There's something about drinking cocktails on New Year's Eve that makes the occasion feel extra festive. But on New Year's Day, there's often something

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A live Dungeness crab. Credit: David Gomez/iStock

As Americans there are certain holiday food traditions many of us share: turkey at Thanksgiving, gingerbread at Christmas. But in addition to these commonalities,

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Anchor Steam beer has been sold in bottles since 1971. Credit: Courtesy of Anchor Brewing Co.

In the early '90s, I worked in a trendy London pub that served beers from around the world. One of those brews, served in

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Rieslings from Michigan, Oregon and New York are excellent with fall foods. Credit: Tina Caputo

When most people think of great Rieslings, their minds wander to Germany's Mosel, Rheingau or Alsace wine regions. There's a good reason for that:

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