Posts Tagged ‘wine’

Oh, What a Tangled Vine

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By Linnea Covington Walking into a wine bar can often feel a little daunting. You see a full list bursting with promise, but only a few names ring a bell. To the uneducated wine drinker, names like “rueda” and “refosco” remain mysterious grapes and blends we often skip in favor of better-known bottles, like pinot [&hellip
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‘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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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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Bitchy Brew

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In the ever-changing world of wine, there are few constants. But every once in a while, you stumble on a wine that makes you remember why everyone makes such a fuss out of the stuff in the first place. I have found such a wine, and it has made me re-obsessed with a grape that [&hellip
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