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Mad for Madeira12/06/11

 

Like most Americans, I harbor a deep fascination with pirates. There’s a certain, undeniable allure about the pirate’s life, full of briny ocean air, fresh scurvy, and all the rum you can drink (provided you’re able to steal at least as much rum as you can drink from passing vessels). Of course, these days it’s not so easy to become a pirate. The aspiring plunderer of the modern age is left with but two real options: move […]

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Lately I’ve witnessed a lot of debate through the online grapevine about rising alcohol levels in wines – a trend that actually seems to be global in scope. But if you’re anything like me (i.e. smart), you know that alcohol is but a piece of the puzzle – a single variable in the balance equation – and that the % ABV listed on a given bottle, be it high or low, should not by itself be taken […]

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