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Ready to Diss Cool-Climate U.S. Wines? Not so Fast…

Last weekend I took part in wine blogging event in the New York Finger Lakes region, during which I visited several quality producers and tasted hundreds of their wines. During a visit to Ravines Wine Cellars, I was struck by something that winemaker Morten Hallgren told our group: “It’s only in the U.S. that the Read more…

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Putting a Cork in It (Cork in the Media)

This week, I’m quoted in a featured article in Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine titled “CORK Through the Media’s Eyes: Have wine writers put a cork in their criticism of bark stoppers?” The article calls attention to the fact that the wine media isn’t calling attention to the fact that cork stoppers in wine bottles Read more…

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Bored With Bordeaux (or “Making Sense of the Bordeaux 2009 Nonsense”)

The madness that is the en premier speculation on the quality of the 2009 Bordeaux vintage is now, officially, at fever-pitch. All due primarily to the fact that the major wine critics have now issued their thoughts on barrel tastings of the various big-boy wines of the Left & Right Banks (check out a great Read more…

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What You Need to Know About HR 5034 And Why It Doesn't Matter Anyway

What a week it has been in the wine blogosphere. An interesting thing has happened – two interesting things, actually – in the past week: A potential wine legal development – namely, House Resolution 5034 – has achieved what recently has seemed totally impossible: bi-partisan support in Congress. HR 5034 has pretty much gone viral Read more…

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