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The phrase “fine dining” conjures certain images: fancy tablecloths, reusable plates, snooty waiters, stringent dress codes… But it should come as no surprise to you that as someone who likes to drink, I also like to eat, which occasionally motivates me to leave my abode in search of a meal that can really put the “nom” in “gastronomy.” And so it came to pass that my good friend and I found ourselves at Taco Bell, as we […]

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As my last post oh-so-subtly hinted, this past weekend I made my way down to the great state of Virginia in order to taste their wine before it becomes too popular (and therefore uncool). Those of you in the know are probably familiar with Virginia’s reputation as an up-and-coming wine producing region, but it still hasn’t achieved the level of recognition that would, say, allow me to find a single bottle of Virginia wine anywhere in Pennsylvania. […]

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If you’ve ever heard of the Internet – and really, even if you haven’t – you’re probably familiar with the interminable quarrel between ninjas and pirates over the question of who is cooler. And as much as I favor the maritime marauder over the island assassin, there’s one area in which pirates simply can’t compete with their stealthier foes: stealth. And so it was with ninja-like vigilance rather than my usual piratic rapacity that I embarked upon […]

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Today is Columbus Day, without a doubt the most sacred observance on any true patriot’s calendar. That means you’re probably looking for a celebratory wine to drink: after all, on this happiest and holiest of holidays, it’s only natural that we hoist our flags high in commemoration of the alliterative explorer Christopher Columbus, and his 1492 voyage undertaken on the auspices of the Spanish crown, which culminated in his successful discovery of a maritime trade route to […]

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This weekend I played host to my cousin, webmaster and (believe it or not) frat brother, Jeff. Although we only drank two wines, they were delicious, but appropriately enough, they also suffered from two noteworthy flaws: first, they were white, and second, they cost $30 apiece. And what with the economy and all, I’ve been making a real effort…well…not to avoid drinking wines beyond my means, but certainly to avoid talking about them as much. Everyone’s been […]

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Hello again to everyone in Internet land! I’m back and better than ever – and yes, I’m ready to write about some Crossing Vineyards reds. Did you miss me? Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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