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How to Make Opera More Dramatic? Hint: Cheers!

Does the addition of wine make opera more dramatic? The musical form of opera, long considered a synthesis music and literature, arose in cosmopolitan cities such as Milan, Vienna, Paris, Florence and Dresden — all places where royalty, wealthy nobles and rich merchants could commission operas to be performed. Also, consequently, all places where wine-drinking was a fundamental part of society… Read more →

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Oenophile Film Pick: Sideways (2004)

As summer fades into memories and the crush comes to a close, it becomes a great time to cuddle up on the couch with a nice glass of wine, some popcorn and feast on a movie – about wine, of course. This month, transport yourself to the gorgeous central California wine country, and watch one of our favorites – Alexander Payne’s 2004 Oscar-winning Sideways… Read more →