‘Oaky’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

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Don’t hate Chardonnays just because you’re supposed to By Josh Perilo Sometimes I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I’m standing in the middle of the supermarket, my voice rising incrementally and bleating: “I don’t care how many viewers it has, I think Family Guy is the un-funniest show that has ever aired on [&hellip
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Greenmarket Pairings

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Warming weather means several things in my household. The chaotic and simultaneous packing/unpacking of the new season’s clothes; the fantasizing (and realistic planning) of our summer vacation; and the farmer’s market around the corner opening up again. Unlike the Union Square market, our meager outpost is only open from mid-spring to early fall. But the [&hellip
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Cosmic Viticulture

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about organic wines and organic grape viticulture. A good friend of mine who read the article then asked me what the difference between organic and biodynamic is. I took a deep breath, and basically told her the following: Whatever your politics are, it doesn’t take a [&hellip
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Oaky No More

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It was so typical that I could have written the dialogue before even approaching the table. “Your house Chardonnay is from California?” the patron asked. “Yes sir.” Disgusted look from the patron; equally disgusted look from the patron’s wife. “We don’t really like California Chardonnay. Don’t really care for California wine in general,” he responded
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