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Four wines. Nine people. Five people with whom I remembered to discuss the four wines. Put them all together and what do you get? The tasting that took place at my apartment on Saturday (well, a Saturday, anyway…sorry for the delay) much to the chagrin of neighbors everywhere. By which I mean, the neighbors in my immediate vicinity. While my last tasting had featured wines I’d received from Inter Beaujolais, this time I chose the theme myself. […]

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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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Seeing as it’s Regional Wine Week – albeit the tail end thereof – there’s something you should probably know about me: I live in Pennsylvania. PA is one of a handful of states still controlling all the wine sales within its borders, and this has had both positive and negative ramifications for my vinic adventuring (but mostly negative). Still, I’m proud to say that I’ve managed to avoid the unpleasantness of actually taking a stance on the […]

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Despite my noble quest to provide coverage of the major wine countries around the world, it seems that, more than three months into my career as a drunken blogger, I’ve still neglected to discuss the oenological offerings of Germany. But unless you have no sense of continuity at all, by now you can probably tell that I’m about to. So, relax. Germany, of course, is very well-regarded for its beers, but German wine is nothing to scoff […]

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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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Obviously there’s no reason to drink wine if you’re not making other people feel inferior when you do it. So when I bust out a bottle I’ve bought right in my own back yard (Bucks County, PA – it’s where they filmed that terrible movie Signs), it had better be damn delicious 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

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