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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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Pinot Soiree03/07/11

 

Those of you who know me probably know that, when it comes to wine, I’m not much for credentials. This stems in part from my not having any, and in part from my staunch insistence that wine is a subjective hobby. Still, sometimes it’s fun to pretend that I actually know what I’m talking about; and occasionally, when I’m feeling particularly pretentious, I may just go all out and put together a soiree (or Noir-ee!) of my […]

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Choosing topical wines to review can be a pretty challenging endeavor. The wine world is a rich and interesting one, sure, but it’s not exactly bursting with headlines that would intrigue your average reader. And if you’re like me, you don’t have time to read anything but headlines, ever. Regardless, by now you’ve probably heard about Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister (some kind of fake President, I think) of Italy, who’s set to stand trial in April […]

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It’s no secret that drinking alone is pretty great. You don’t have to worry about boring bullcrap like etiquette, or being ‘PC’; whatever you’re consuming is guaranteed to be entirely for you; and best of all, there’s no one to take away your keys at the end of the night. The thing about wine, though, is that having multiple palates team up on a bottle can actually work to your advantage, because many fermented mysteries require more […]

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