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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

Last year I published an article entitled Happy New Year! (To read that article click here).  It was a look back at our first two years as an online wine publication and a look at the year ahead. This year I will do the same thing with the objective of making this an annual review. […]

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THE VINEYARD OR THE WINEMAKING? WHAT REALLY MATTERS?

Allen R. Balik recently wrote an article in the Napa Valley Register entitled “Is it about the vineyard or the winemaking?”  That’s an often asked question. But, is it a good question or a bad question? I would say that it depends on your perspective. Here are some of the highlights of Allen’s article: Although […]

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A NEW WINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS THAT HAS EVERYONE BUZZED

Just when we thought we had seen and heard of everything in the world of wine, guess what? It ain’t so! There is something new and now that the holidays are approaching some wine drinkers are really buzzed. This might be the gift idea of the year. Maybe it’s a gift for a wine snob […]

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TAKE A DIFFERENT VIEW THAT IS EASY ON YOUR PALATE AND ON YOUR WALLET

A Trio of Terrific Under The Radar Wines For Under $20 As many of the top wines in the world escalate to dizzying prices, there is another world below the clouds that gets a lot less press. That is the great values that exist in wines for the wine drinker, and not collectors and big […]

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THE BIRDS ARE STILL FLOCKING – WATCH OUT BELOW!

There are a lot of things in the world that can go whacky from time to time. Some of you may think that there are a lot of whacky things going on at the moment. I know I sure do. And, for sure, that includes the world of wine. Here we have such things as alcohol, what goes into wine, how wine is tasted, the role of a number, how wines are described, etc, etc.

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Is Beer the Next Wine?

If you’ve slowly moved away from drinking beer toward the more interesting and varied world of wine and spirits, it may be time to revisit the beer aisle—but it won’t be for just another six-pack of Bud or Mille Lite. Things have changed in the beer world. Although U.S. wine consumption recently outpaced that of beer for the first time ever, most of that gain came from the mega brands, in terms of lost market share.

Several forces are at work to get you back to the joys of beer drinking. Local brewpubs are nothing new but they have expanded to the suburbs in most cities, bringing fresh, interesting “craft” brews to more people. And the quality seems to consistently improve. Import lines increase every year. From Belgian Ale to Oatmeal Stouts and Smoked Beers, things are getting a lot more exciting. In the case of “Extreme” beers with unheard of alcohol levels, some as high as 20 per cent, things get much more exciting.

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