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Rolling with the Wine Krewe at Mardi Gras

In the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras New Orleans descends into a kind of government-sanctioned madness. But it's not ...
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That Wine Lyfe: Grant Reynolds of Charlie Bird, NYC

Americas sommeliers have access to some of the best wines in the world. But what are they drinking off duty? Welcome ...
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The Valentine’s Day Guide to Wine Romance

Yep, it's Valentine's Day again. Important: What are you drinking? In the latest installment of "That Certain ...
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Burgundy, Barolo: Meet Black Metal

Steven Grubbs explores the unlikely connection between Norwegian black metal and wine, both in his own life and via ...
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A Look at Spring/Summer 2014 Wine, Spirits & Cocktail Books

It may not feel like it, but spring has sprung. In the book world anyway. Here's a look ahead at some of the most ...
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The Myth of Sommelier Certification, Debunked

Despite common belief, "sommelier" is not a certification. It's a job. Carson Demmond explores what it means to be a ...
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What Does Wine Sound Like?

Tasting wine is one thing, but what about listening to it? Inspired by Champagne Krug's odd new marketing device, The ...
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How Cocktails Are Liberating Paris…from Wine

For a people bound by wine tradition, the rise of the cocktail has offered Parisians something it can't offer ...
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No More Shots in 2014: Resolutions of the Drinking Kind

Eating and drinking for a living is fraught with all sorts of hazards. Like shots. And generally overdoing it. A ...
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Weird Holiday Wine Pairing with Le Pigeon

From yule logs to Jell-O to creamy meat salad, the gang at Portland's Le Pigeon offers wine pairings for nine creepy ...
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The Rise of the American “Somm”

The reinvention of the wine professional has resulted in a new brand of next-gen swagger, complete with a revamped ...
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Madeira’s Long Engagement with the Lowcountry

Native Charlestonians and cookbook authors, Matt Lee & Ted Lee, go on the hunt for the connection between their ...