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This Thanksgiving, Drink Easy

By David White Originally published on Terroirist.com Turkey Day is notoriously terrifying for the at-home sommelier. Suppose you’re into food and wine. Should you flaunt your connoisseurship and create precise pairings to wow the palate? Absolutely not. The cousin who only drinks Budweiser will get annoyed, and everyone else will think you’re a snob. Suppose [...]

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New Wave of New York City Wineries Find Their Footing

by Sarah Chappell Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine New Yorkers love finding the next big thing, and if they do it in California, Virginia, even not-so-far-away Long Island, presumably it is time for a city of 8 million people to catch on. This is why, in a time of hyper-locavorism with [...]

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American as Apple Pie: The resurgence of artisanal American cider

by Sarah Chappell Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine In America, apple cider is a fixture of country fairs, farmers’ markets and hayrides around the nation. Children dunk apple cider doughnuts into warmed and spiced apple cider in the fall. In the summer, served chilled, it is a refreshingly natural alternative to [...]

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A Consumer’s Guide to Fine Native and Hybrid Wines

by David Mark Brown Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine The heritage of the grapes that make our favorite wines has always been European, but will it remain so? Are there currently legitimate rivals to the vinifera monopoly that has ruled our palates? “Drink American” could be the slogan for the United [...]

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The Rise of Rocky Mountain Riesling

by David Mark Brown Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Most Riesling connoisseurs have long considered Germany, specifically the Mosel Valley, as the varietal’s rightful throne. This is probably still true. The Mosel Valley’s unique, steep slopes of sun-absorbing slate have allowed the cool climate of Central-Western Germany to create ideal Riesling wines [...]

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Taking Our Vitamins and Minerality

Taking Our Vitamins and Minerality

By Evan Dawson Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine How Eliminating One Simple Word Can Make the World of Wine a Saner Place Minerality. It is one of the most commonly used words to describe both red and white wine, and yet it remains one of the most confusing. Consumers new to [...]

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