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Featured Wines: White Côtes du Rhônes from here (and there)

While at the shore for July 4 weekend, I stopped by the Spirit of 76 Liquor Store in Mannesquan (the town that gave us Jack Nicholson, who happened to be...
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Featured Album: “Moondagger” by Deastro

WHO: 22 year-old Detroit native Randolph Chabot and his band (named for G.I. Joe villain Destro, deliberately mis-spelled to avoid legal complications) release either first or second album (depending how...
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Long Island White Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Blends excel

I recently attended a tasting of Long Island Wines in New York City, a welcome opportunity to catch up on developments in what used to be my local part of...
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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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Tweets from NYC. Or… New York without a cell phone.

What are you doing, in 140 characters or less? Thursday, April 9, 6:50pm. I’m stuck the Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel, in a holiday period drive-from-hell where every bridge...
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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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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: 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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