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James Suckling Leaves Wine Spectator; We Yawn, But Wonder When Wine Media Will "Grow Up"

By now, many of you out there will have heard the news that long-time Wine Spectator editor James Suckling has left the magazine. I’ve been trying to figure out why this bit of news has been getting so much coverage. I think the mild wine media frenzy being drummed by Suckling’s departure from WS has Read more…

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PLCB Wine Kiosk Follow-up: (Not) Drinking Local

PennLive.com reportedly recently on the prototype wine kiosks in Pennsylvania that have been creating so much buzz – and ire – in the media lately. What PennLive.com has pointed out is that the new-fangled Pennsylvania wine kiosks will contain no actual wines from Pennsylvania. Which is a blow to PA’s 100+ state wine producers, some Read more…

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New PLCB Wine Kiosks As Easy As 1,2,5,7,10…

Those of you who don’t have the (sometimes mis-) fortune of living in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania probably haven’t been following the entertaining on-going saga of the Wine Kiosk. This strange idea is the brain-child of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, who have a state-run monopoly on the sale and distribution of alcohol in the Read more…

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A World Cup Wine Experience: Müller-Thurgau Scores!

Watching the World Cup Soccer games has been a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. Now we’re down to the semi-finals with only four teams still in the running. Tomorrow Netherlands plays Uruguay, and Wednesday Germany plays Spain. My hopes are pinned on Germany going all the way. They are my Lieblingsteam having spent four years Read more…

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