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If you’ve followed my scribblings over the years, you know that I’ll never tell you about a wine without recommending specific foods with which to pair that particular bottle. However, a friend of mine (who is less than subtle) recently admonished me for always seeming to suggest wine-compat…

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The year 2020 changed how we celebrate the holidays. We Zoom with family members instead of gathering in person. We may be pinching a few more pennies, while missing family and friends even more this holiday season.

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The wonderful thing about a potluck dinner is that everyone brings something different. The dishes don’t necessarily go together, but you don’t want to miss one. As members of the West Virginia Book Team, we’ve decided to share some books that don’t necessarily go together, but that you’ll w…

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John H. Brown is a familiar figure to many West Virginians. He’s the founder of Brown Communications, a Charleston public relations firm now headed by his son Bryan, and he’s been a wine and food columnist for more than 30 years, writing for the Gazette-Mail and other publications.

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The history of the United States of America has not always been pretty. Systemic discrimination toward Black people have blotted the exceptional idea of all men (and women) being created equal. Today, we can make strides to correct this by listening to, understanding and supporting those who…

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June was chosen as LGBTQ Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred in June 1969. Stonewall, largely led by black transgender women, is commonly seen as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. A year later, thousands of gay and lesbian men and women across …