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Wine Round-Up: Unusual Grape Varieties

Too late on Thursday (May 7), I noticed a reminder in my Inbox to celebrate the Wine Century Club’s 4th Birthday by opening up a bottle of something unusual. The...
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Catskills Corner: Ten of the Best Part 2

See part 1 below 4) The Roxbury Motel, Public Lounge, the town of Roxbury. It’s long been a dream for Posie and I to spend a night or two at...
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Featured Wine: Domane Chante Cigale, “Les Vignes d’Alexandre,” Vins de Pays de Méderiterranée 2007

One reason I love the Roberts and Speight store in the East Yorkshire town of Beverley is that it has lots of wines that circle around my favorite wines. By...
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A Five-Star Meal

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed such a perfectly presented meal as at the Pipe and Glass Inn, in South Dalton, East Yorkshire, a couple of weeks back, when I...
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The Budget From Hell

In case you haven’t heard, the economy is in the toilet. Across the country, Governors are trying to plug the worst deficits in a generation and from New York to...
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St. Patrick’s Day Wine/Wine In A Recession #2: Garretson “The Craic” Syrah

Mat Garretson is among the few wine-makers with whom I feel a truly personal connection. One of California’s premier Rhône Rangers, he dates his wine epiphany back to the day...
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Featured Wine: Doña Paula Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2007, $10

Being on the subject of drinking wine in a recession, as we were last week and probably shall be for a while to come, it’s pleasing to report that there...
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Featured Wine: Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA, 2007

When visiting my mother-in-law at the Jersey Shore, I often stop in at the Manasquan wine store Spirit of 76, which offers one of the largest collections of Californian wines...
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