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On Saturday I played host to my good friend Ben, whom you may remember as my partner in wine through various vinic adventures: Hoboken, Hoboken, Hoboken, and Virginia. Ben’s birthday was coming up, and even though I had bought him some sake to commemorate the “25 and still alive” milestone, he had taken it upon himself to bring a bottle of his own, which he graciously agreed to share with me, but only on one condition: that […]

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When I was but a callow undergrad, wiling away my time up in the frosty recesses of Ithaca, New York, I came to be presented with a rare opportunity: the chance to attend a presentation of the postmodern cinematic classic Snakes on a Plane – with the screenwriter himself, John Heffernan, in attendance. Although it was the third time I had seen the film, I knew I had to do it; this would be the ideal time […]

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Let me tell you a story, of grapes and of glory, The tale of a marvelous wine: Though my praise is effusive, she proved quite elusive – But still, in the end she was mine. She was born in a region where great wine is legion (The soil is perfect for farmin’) – Even so, I’ll attest that she’s truly the best: That most sippable, sumptuous Carmin. – Anonymous As you may have inferred from my elegant […]

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As enjoyable as my last visit to Hoboken, New Jersey was, I couldn’t help but notice that the city seemed to suffer from a disappointing paucity of actual hobos. This time, though, I breathed a sigh of relief: not two minutes after my arrival, I was approached by an obviously homeless gentleman who, while insisting he wasn’t homeless, asked me for 50 cents. I gave him a quarter instead, for although it’s a matter of common courtesy […]

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The last time I reviewed a Carmenere, it was pretty disappointing, and I fear I may have come off as being down on the varietal, which was absolutely not my intention. I’ve decided to atone for my sins by reviewing a much, much better Carmenere, produced by the same company responsible for the Casillero del Diablo series, which I previously recommended as an alternative to the wine I was actually reviewing. Today I’ll be discussing the Marques […]

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When you think of Chile, your mind most likely conjures images of earthquakes, trapped miners, or else that restaurant Chili’s (the latter is, incidentally, almost completely unrelated to the country). But people in the know (like me!) think of something entirely different. Can you guess what that is? Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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