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At long last, after two and a half arduous months, Captain Planet Month has come full circle, wending its wonderful way from start to Heart. It’s been an elementally illuminating journey to be sure, highlighting the oenological poignancy not only of Earth (already well established as a tasting note in wine), but Fire, Wind and Water as well, irrespective of whether any such poignancy actually exists for those other three. But while the four classical elements may […]

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You may have heard some crazy rumors lately that springtime is over, and as a result it’s now officially summer. For many, this means one thing: heat stroke. But if you’re lucky enough to have air conditioning, you can focus on what’s really important: becoming a better drinker. How? Well I’m glad you asked! The simplest (and funnest) way by far is to broaden your vinic horizons; that is, try some wines outside your usual comfort zone. […]

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Say, do you remember my very first review? I wrote it way, way back in December of 2010: a simpler time, when there was only one kind of iPad on the market; when only two of the Jersey Shore’s three seasons had aired; and when people everywhere were enjoying what would turn out to be their final moments of peace and solidarity, before the pressures of the post-postmodern age impelled society to collapse in on itself like […]

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Due to the raging success of my Pinot Soiree, which shattered my original estimates with a total of two non-me participants, it wasn’t long before another request to set up a tasting came my way. And with spring more or less having arrived, I felt this would be a great opportunity to broaden my own palate a little and taste some seasonally-appropriate rosé wines. If you’ve read my last entry, you’d know that I don’t typically drink […]

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The New Year is upon us, and that means resolution time. What’s mine, you ask? I don’t have one; I am perfect. You, though, should probably start drinking more. And you might as well get things started right at the stroke of midnight: if a Snooki-less New Years Eve Ball in Times Square is any indication, 2011 is bound to be a long, dismal year. Hey, remember a while back when I said I didn’t have a […]

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