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In the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to get right to the point: it wasn’t easy finding a Wind wine for Captain Planet Month. This feat in fact proved so difficult that I began writing my review well in advance of my having actually located a thematically appropriate bottle. Why? Well, it didn’t have anything to do with the Wind Planeteer, Linka, whose origins in the Soviet Union have naturally shrouded her life in secrecy; nor […]

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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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When I first launched Convicted for Grape, many years ago (around 0.75 by my count), I was admittedly looking for little more than a quasi-productive outlet to justify the exorbitant amount of money I spent on wine. At the same time, however, I was dreaming of a loftier goal: that glorious, yet no doubt distant day on which my blog would become credible enough to require a page explaining my policy on press samples. In other words, […]

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – the nearest major city to yours truly – has a whole bunch of things for which it’s widely known. Just off the top of my head, I can think of cheesesteaks, pretzels, poor sportsmanship, the Liberty Bell, Rocky, and of course a certain television program which, funny though it may be, has single-handedly given rise to the most egregious meteorological misconception of our generation. One thing Philly isn’t famous for is wine, a reality […]

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On Sunday I attended a free open house at Sand Castle Winery, and I’ve decided it would probably be fun if I took some time to brag about it here. You may remember Sand Castle as the producer of the 2004 Dry Riesling from my second review, which ever since has held the honor of being my all-time favorite white. If you don’t, you’ve either got a terrible memory, or you haven’t even read my entire blog […]

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This weekend I had the happy fortune to attend a free tasting at Crossing Vineyards in Washington’s Crossing, PA, at which I was reminded precisely why it is my favorite winery. Though they’ve only been in business for 10 years, 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

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