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Wine of the Week: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d'Amalfi 'Furore Bianco'

The hamlet of Furore hangs off Italy's Amalfi Coast, the air scented with lemon, sea and salt. And in that rocky place is the small Marisa Cuomo winery, with cellars built into the limestone. Whenever I open a bottle of her Furore Bianco, a blend of Falanghina and Biancolella grapes, I'm reminded of that magical landscape. The 2013 Furore Bianco carries that scent of lemon leaves and jasmine. And with its beautiful minerality and considered coolness, this southern Italian white is a standout. A great value too.

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Fall is time for robust, full-bodied wines

The frost is on the pumpkin (in regions where they have frost. And pumpkins). Farther south, shivering socialites, alarmed at 60-degree temperatures, scurry to take fur coats (faux, one hopes) out of cold storage for the opera opening.

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Mix grains for great taste, texture

So you've cooked up a batch or two of quinoa. Sprinkled chia seeds on your steel-cut morning oats. Found packages of grains labeled spelt, millet, teff and kaniwa sitting next to the barley and oats at your supermarket. And savored restaurant creations starring grains of many textures, colors and flavors.

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