It’s All on the Label

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When is a Montepulciano not a montepulciano? When it’s a montepulciano, and not from Montepulciano. Confused? So are most people when trying to buy Italian wine. The amount of grape varietals grown in the big European boot is staggering—estimated at more than 2,000—and the regions are just as prolific. Unlike Germany and France, every area [&hellip
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Wine Bars Go Casual

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The wine-bar boom of the early 2000s was one part culinary fad and one part symptom of an over-indulgent and bloated economy. To most New York City diners, wine bars were never viewed as a place to get a serious meal. The wine lists were often voluminous and confusing, the bite-sized “tapas style” snacks were [&hellip
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