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Drinking Straight from the Tank

Bulk wine is burdened with all sorts of negative connotations. But the image is changing, particularly in Paris. Anna ...
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Weed, Grapes & Redwoods: A Different Kind of CA Wine Country

A new wave of winemakers has the community of Cazadero wrestling with the implications of its growing viticultural ...
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That Wine Lyfe: Dana Frank of Ava Gene’s, PDX

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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Op-Ed: In Defense of Sommelier Certification

In response to an article posted on PUNCH late last month, Dustin Wilson—Master Sommelier and Wine Director at New ...
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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 ...