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Summer Wine Review Part 2: Two takes on Loire grapes

DOMAINE DE LA PÉPIÈRE “LA PÉPIE” Cabernet Franc, VINS DE PAYS DU VAL DE LOIRE, 2009, $13.50 Marc Ollivier, he of the renowned Muscadets, steps into the rather overdone world...
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Summer Wine Review Part 1: Long Island Whites

BOUKÉ, White Table Wine, North Fork of Long Island, 2008, $17 SHINN ESTATES, Coalescence, North Fork of Long Island, 2009, $14 I came across both these relatively new companies at...
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Greetings From Asbury Park Part 3: The Drink

1)    The Absolut Cocktails at the Beach Bar When we first (re)visited Asbury Park, two years ago, to see James at the Stone Pony, the then newly-opened Beach Bar was...
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Valentine’s Wines: A Nice Pair

I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Never have been, not since I was a teenager in Britain and saw how some people – other people – got more...
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Holiday Wine Reviews: Notes from the Rhône and Australia

Holidays are a great time to open hopefully great wine; they’re not always a great time to take great notes. I can’t say too much more, for instance, about the...
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The New York Diner (and Drinker)

I don’t know whether to be proud or, frankly, embarrassed that I can fit quite so much in to my brief trips down to New York City. Does it make...
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New York Wine Report 2: Heron Hill, Standing Stone, Cascata, Cascade Mountain & Brotherhood,

While I was happy to check out a couple of interesting new wineries at the Hunter Mountain Microbrew and Wine Fest on September 27 (see first report), I was equally...
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New York Wine Report 1: Silver Stream & Premium

On Sunday September 27, I attended the Hunter Mountain Microbrew and Wine Fest for the first time in a few years. As ever, the Microbrews were the stronger draw –...
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