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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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I acknowledge that, relatively speaking, I write about a lot of PA wine here. I do this because although Pennsylvanian vino has yet to gain significant national popularity, I firmly believe in its potential, and I think that Pennsylvania will establish itself as a major contender in the U.S. wine game within a few years – whether or not the current players like it. Why am I so confident? Look to the archives, and you’ll see that […]

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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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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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Hello again to everyone in Internet land! I’m back and better than ever – and yes, I’m ready to write about some Crossing Vineyards reds. Did you miss me? Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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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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