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An Embarrassment of Riches Part 1

April 30th, 2024

On Monday of this week Susan, of State Line wine team fame, and I braved the most daunting of wine industry affairs, the dreaded tradeshow. In an article from last year in which I lamented trade events with surly winemakers, crowded tables, draconian glass rules, and generally obnoxious etiquette faux pas it may have given…

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New Spirit Arrival! Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon

April 30th, 2024

REDWOOD EMPIRE PIPE DREAM BOURBON $29.99 SALE PRICE $36.99 REGULAR PRICE While supplies last “Named for the 14th tallest tree on the planet, Pipe Dream is our first craft Bourbon whiskey. Pipe Dream Bourbon is made from barrels aged between four and twelve years with a high corn mash bill. Smooth and complex, it is…

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No Wine Before Its Time

April 23rd, 2024

A lot of people who shop here are in the habit of collecting wine for near term, and long term consumption. One of those good people is Marc, who asked me some time back how to know when a wine is ready to drink. And since I recently wrote a column extolling the virtues of…

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Nunya Business, It’s Theirs

April 16th, 2024

Back in roughly 2012 when I was a dozen years younger and two dozen pounds lighter I had decided it would be fruitful to take a series of courses at the Philly Wine School. This was back in the days when they were up on Fairmount Ave and I was parking by the Eastern State…

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From the Annals of Wine Writing- Rose Season

April 9th, 2024

I’ll tell you something, it’s been a heck of a weekend, and a heck of a Monday, and coming up with a new article every week can be tough. So this week we’ll be revisiting an essay from the Annals of Wine Writing on a topic covered almost a year ago to the day that’s…

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Aging Like a Fine Wine

April 2nd, 2024

About ten or so years ago, maybe 2012-ish, man of mystery and friend of the store Frank opened a bottle of wine with some of us back at the bar on a quiet weekend evening. This wine was a humble Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge by Domaine Charvin, in fact it might have even carried an even less…

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