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January 28, 2013
A Wine with a Story for Valentine's Day
Posted By The Tasting Panel Editors
Kevin Boyer, Tom Steffanci and Roma Obracaj (soon to be Steffanci) are the trio behind Napa Valley wine labels BOYANCI and InSpire. The team has just released its inaugural (2010) 100% Napa Valley ...
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July 31, 2012
Red Carpet Wine & Spirits
Posted By Jamie Solomon
At first, Red Carpet Wine looks like your average retail store. Stepping out of the brutal Glendale heat, I was welcomed by a refreshing blast of air. As I meandered the rows of wine and spirits that ...
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May 21, 2012
Summer When It Sizzles
Posted By Sara Joyce Robinson
As Memorial Day approaches and the temperature starts to rise, many Americans reach for an ice-cold beer. Or perhaps, the wine lovers reach for a chilled chardonnay. While I enjoy both, when the ...
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February 13, 2012
Party In Aisle 4
Posted By Lisa P. Sutton
I hadn't planned to be drinking at noon. My ten-minute errand at BevMo turned into a three-hour detour. I had gone in only to replenish a few favorites, the Napa Smith Lost Dog Red Ale, a couple of ...
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February 06, 2012
Calimocho
Posted By Lisa P. Sutton
This is how it happens. You have a dinner party. It goes well. It goes so well that you and your guests plow through all of your bottles of decent wine. When you come home from work the following ...
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November 16, 2011
Make up Your Freakin' Minds, Researchers!
Posted By Zack Jenkins
Is wine good for me or not?! A recent study by Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that women who drink just two glasses of wine a day are 50% more likely to get breast ...
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May 06, 2011
Muscadet May in Boston
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
Actually, I don’t think about Muscadet wine a lot. I’d rather it simply showed up in a glass so I could just drink it. So when I was given a chance to sample several Muscadets with oysters, of course ...
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April 25, 2011
Amarone from any year? How about 1980!
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
One of my favorite things about Bertani, the Amarone producer, is that they make available their vintage Amarones from just about any year in the last half-century. Anyone can order one through the ...
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March 17, 2011
Two Sicilies – Wines from Etna and Ragusa
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
Having just returned from the annual Sicilia en primeur event, I find myself swimming in impressions about what’s happening on this island. Or is it a continent on its own? The further from the ...
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March 03, 2011
Provence with a Dynamic Blonde – and Wine
Posted By Becky Sue Epstein
Just caught up with Château Roubine 's Valerie Rousselle today at the "Provence in the City" aka rosé wines tasting in Boston. Valerie Rousselle of Ch. Roubine In addition to her "new name" (as she ...
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January 25, 2011
How New EU Labeling Initiatives Will Affect US Packaging & Italian Wine
Posted By Emily Steers
The difference between DOCG, DOC, IGT (and all the other acronyms of years past) can make purchasing a pleasing bottle of Italian wine seem like an impossible challenge. So when importers, ...
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January 25, 2011
Commemorating 150 Years: Two Wines Symbolizing Italian Unification
Posted By Emily Steers
In March of 1861-- just a few days before the beginning of the American Civil War-- Italy announced its unification. This year, to commemorate the country's 150th anniversary, two blends of the ...
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January 24, 2011
Vino 2011-- The Future of Italian Wine Press Conference
Posted By Emily Steers
In a press conference held this morning by the Italian Trade Commission, leading industry professionals gathered in a panel for a quick but informative overview about the future of the Italian wine ...
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March 31, 2010
At SXSW, a pioneer is remembered
Posted By The Armchair Oenophile
It was, sadly, not the news I expected to hear at my first of many South By Southwest events in Austin last week: the news of Fess Parker's passing. For a number of us in the wine industry, Fess was a ...
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January 18, 2010
Hunter III Wines - Cabernet Is King
Posted By Daedalus Howell
This is the first of a series of videos made in collaboration with Original Matters Media for Hunter III Wines. Fine time (finer wines). Kudos to director pal Raymond Scott Daigle for keeping Robert ...
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January 11, 2010
Making Do Without a Liquor License
Posted By New York Barfly
Judging by the Cosmopolitans and Martinis coming from the bar, you’d never guess that Emporio doesn’t have a liquor license. This Italian Restaurant, located in New York’s SOHO district, is down the ...
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December 14, 2009
A New Way to Keep Your Wine List Fresh
Posted By New York Barfly
How does Bar Henry, a recently opened restaurant in New York’s West Village, manage to rotate their wine list so frequently? Bar Henry in New York's West Village They have around 100 bottles available ...
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