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A History of Washington Wine

by Arianna Armstrong Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine A blue-white stillness, frozen many times over. The soft sweeping and pattering of branches bowing against the ice, as a giant bison scratches against the trunk of a conifer tree. Somewhere, far off, the ice can be heard cracking; struggling to retain its [...]

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Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Old and New

by Craig Pinhey Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine One of the most controversial topics about Californian wine—and thus, one of the most widely discussed by wine lovers—is how much Napa Cab has changed over the  years, or whether it has truly been altered. Every time I go to Napa and Sonoma [...]

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Israel Wine Shines Bright in Dallas: First Winemakers Come Full Circle

When I received an invitation from Alfonso Cevola of Glazer’s Distributors, a person whose palate I respect, to attend a celebration to kick-off Israel Wine Week in Dallas, I was curious. As you know, I love finding off the beaten path wines that I can introduce to you. And wow — while these wines are [...]

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Kosher Wines for Passover (Easter, too)

by David Honig Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Passover begins this year at sundown, on Friday, April 6th. Jewish families around the world will be sitting down to the Passover Seder, the traditional meal to celebrate the exodus from Egypt and slavery. The food on the Seder Plate is traditional and [...]

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Adventures in Drinking: The Wine Century Club

By Katie Adams Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine In the wake of the New Year, it’s customary to make well-intentioned resolutions. For me, it’s about embracing adventure and pushing myself out of the “comfort zone.” About a year ago, I was in the process of moving to New York from Texas. [...]

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Making Vegetarian Pairings the Life of the Party

by Beth Elderkin Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine When was the last time you read a wine tasting note and found the comment: “This wine pairs great with artichokes, tomatoes, and rice!”? Most of us would likely agree that suggestions like this are few and far between. There are many wine [...]

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Kosher Wine for Passover: Getting More Serious Than Manischewitz

by W. Blake Gray Originally posted in Palate Press: The online wine magazine For Israeli wines, “kosher” is a blessing and a curse. Only 30 of Israel’s more than 250 wineries are kosher, but the largest 17 are all kosher. While boutique wineries increasingly ignore the kosher market, some large wineries have switched to become [...]

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