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Ron Smith

March 22, 2017
American wines are gaining in popularity
March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
March 15, 2017
Even though Ireland is not a wine-producing country, the Irish certainly know how to select and enjoy good wine with their deliciously hardy food. Thinktock / Special to The Forum
How to combine traditional Irish food and wine
March 15, 2017 - 10:00am
March 8, 2017
Tasty white wines for you to try
March 8, 2017 - 11:00am
March 1, 2017
Ron Smith, World of Wine columnist
A journey in wine appreciation
March 1, 2017 - 8:00am
February 22, 2017
The mimosa in its purest form is a wonderful delicacy especially for brunches, made from freshly squeezed orange juice and quality real Champagne. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
The many meanings of mimosa
February 22, 2017 - 11:15am
February 15, 2017
Malbecs offer plump fruit flavor at good price
February 15, 2017 - 11:45am
February 8, 2017
When pairing wine to chocolate as a gift, match color with color, so the darker the chocolate, the darker the wine. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Your valentine will love a gift of wine and chocolate
February 8, 2017 - 12:15pm
February 1, 2017
Red wine is higher in flavonoids and contains resveratrol, so it offers a boost for nullifying or preventing cold viruses from establishing in our bodies. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Live healthier: Drink more red wine
February 1, 2017 - 7:45am
January 25, 2017
Combine a strong, zesty red wine with spicy, caffeine-free tea. Add a little brandy or bourbon to taste as well as cinnamon, lemon or orange peel and a dash of sugar for a truly embracing drink that will chase away winter chills. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Chilly winter weather calls for hot wine-based drinks
January 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 18, 2017
Barbaresco and Barolo are Denominazone di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines, which means the government guarantees the wines’ origins. Both of these wines are capable of long aging and amazing complexity. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Nebbiolo: the grape behind some of the best wines
January 18, 2017 - 12:15pm
January 11, 2017
Frizzante wines have small bubbles that offer a refreshing tingle while helping mask the wine’s sweetness. They are also considered to be less effervescent than champagne. Special to The Forum
Resuscitate the dead of winter with delightful wine
January 11, 2017 - 7:30am
January 4, 2017
There is absolutely no shortage of good books on the science and art of wine growing and making — more than one could read in a lifetime.
Relax and do some 'wine reading' during the new year
January 4, 2017 - 7:30am
December 28, 2016
Benjamin Franklin wrote that wine is ‘proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.’ Special to The Forum
How wine and religion get along
December 28, 2016 - 12:05pm
December 21, 2016
For chilly winter nights, any strong, fruity wine can be heated and adjusted to personal taste to warm your insides pleasantly. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Chase away winter chills with favorite warm concoctions
December 21, 2016 - 7:00am
December 14, 2016
In November, a group of evaluators tasted 90 North Dakota wines 
and selected 14 grape varieties. Special to The Forum
The evolving wine industry in North Dakota
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am