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Featured Wine Region: California

Three pairs of classically pumped-up Californians, including what might possibly be America’s finest red wine. 1) TWO CHARDS ROBERT TALBOTT, KALI HART VINEYARD, CHARDONNAY, MONTEREY COUNTY, 2006 Don’t believe what...
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Drink Ecstasy!

The alcoholic energy drink craze shows no signs of dying down, and though I normally complete ignore corporate e-mails, I couldn’t help but open and follow through on this one,...
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And You Were Living On Which Planet, Precisely?

“We had won the battle of Chicago. As I watched the acceptance speech of Hump-Free I knew we had smashed the Democrats’ chances and destroyed the two-party system in this...
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Friday Fun

A paragraph should be spared for Hugh Cornwell, formerly of the Stranglers, whose opening set for From The Jam last Saturday in New York was simultaneously upbeat and laid back....
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Friday Film

Hard at work today. I’m just stopping by to say hello and leave you with this. If you weren’t there, you won’t remember. Or something like that....
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MLK Day: The Times Are a-Changin’?

“Here was a great shaggy continent… people by a warlike, cruel and treacherous people still in the Stone Age of culture.” The Pocket History of the United States (the book...
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And the Winner Is…

If they couldn’t offer the same predictions (see previous post), at least all the weather web sites agreed on the actual temperature today, which according to their data, topped out...
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Weather Junkies

I’ve become a temperature/weather junkie of late. Maybe it’s because I used to store wine in a corner of our old basement in Brooklyn and I’m trying to do likewise...
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