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How Champagne Snuck onto New York’s Italian Wine Lists

Welcome to "The List," a column exploring the country's most notable wine lists. This week, Zachary Sussman on why ...
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Why Is the Word “Sommelier” Being Co-opted?

Recently, a spate of so-called sommeliers have cropped up in fields other than wine service. Jennifer Fiedler on how ...
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Growing Pains: The Shifting Image of Champagne

Champagne Louis Roederer's release of its first "Brut Nature" wine, adorned with a minimalist label and a narrative ...

Can Starbucks Really Succeed As a Bar?

In December, Starbucks revealed its plan to roll out a pilot nighttime concept—Starbucks Evenings—to nearly 3,000 of ...
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PUNCH’s Most Popular Stories of 2014

From nude French wine harvesters to discussions of gender, True Detective, wine tonging, Wall Street drinking and the ...
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Death to the Pickleback and Other Drinking Resolutions

Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like pickleback shots. And generally overdoing ...
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How the Delectable App Is Eliminating Wine’s Third Wall

Photo-recognition wine apps such as Delectable mark a leap forward in the union between wine and technology. Can ...
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Is the Jura Dealing with the “Urban Outfitters Effect”?

When news broke that one of the Jura's beloved producers will lease vineyard land to famed Burgundy winemaker ...
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American “Nouveau” Wines Have Arrived

To most Americans, Beaujolais Nouveau is synonymous with the mass-produced wines of Georges Duboeuf. But in recent ...
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PUNCH City Guides: Come Drink Your Way Around the World

Take a sneak peek at the trailer for PUNCH City Guides, our brand new city-by-city guide to drinking around the world.
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What’s Up With Fèvre’s New “Hipster Edition” Chablis?

This year, storied Burgundy producer Domaine William Fèvre released what many assumed to be joke: a glow-in-the-dark ...

The Weird World of Wine and Spirits Vaping

As the multi-billion-dollar e-cigarette business continues to come of age, a subculture of "vaping" flavors and ...
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