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The Back Label: 10,000 Hours Works Magic

Have you ever worried about how you’ll remember a wine’s flavors and aromas after several days have passed?  Well, as it turns out, all it takes is 10,000 hours. What’s your favorite method for remembering the taste of your favorite … Continue reading

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What Green Means

At the fantastic New Zealand Winegrowers master class and tasting on Tuesday with Oz Clarke, Ted Lemon, and Mike Weersing, I found myself thinking about what green means. Anyone who comes away from a tasting of New Zealand sauvignon blancs … Continue reading

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Man with the Magic Touch Getting Even More Magical

. . In the time-to-be adventurous department, here are four new discoveries of tiny production wines, each of which is made by Philippe Melka, the geologist turned winemaker with the golden (and expensive) touch. . Last year at the Atelier … Continue reading

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Randall Grahm Goes Quince-otic

. . Randall Grahm has done it again–surprised and shocked the wine world, but this time it’s not wine, but hard cider, that’s doing the shocking. And it’s shockingly delicious: 58% pear, 33% apple, and 9% quince, this sparkler is … Continue reading

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A Wine by Any Other Name…

. . I’m really puzzled by the fact that gewürztraminer has never really clicked in the U.S. It’s big; it’s luscious; it’s fleshy; it’s mouth filling. What’s the hang-up? Can’t be the idea of sweetness because gewurz isn’t sweet. Can … Continue reading

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