Category Archives: Books

Cheap wine? Or snake oil?

Someone has declared war on wine. I think it’s the Tea Party. Or maybe it’s the “99 Percent.” I’m not sure who’s who these days. One salvo came from Slate, which was known for intelligent wine writing until a few … Continue reading

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Worth reading this week

In my continuing quest to come up with a regular pattern of posts that can make it easier to keep feeding this blog and also give you readers some consistency about what to expect when you visit, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Gives Two Thumbs Way Up for Virginia Wine!

Here’s a great way to start Regional Wine Week: I received my copy of Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Guide 2011 yesterday – it’s a fun, handy reference volume with short entries on wine grapes, regions and producers around the world, … Continue reading

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More from Oz Clarke

When I wrote about my tasting party with Oz Clarke, the gregarious and hilarious British wine writer, several readers chastised me for not revealing Oz’s reactions to the individual wines. So he was kind enough to send me some tasting … Continue reading

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Momentum for Local Wine …

The “drink local” movement is gaining steam. When my buddy Jeff Siegel, aka The Wine Curmudgeon, received a press release last week touting a dinner with cookbook author Diana Kennedy to be held next month at the Modern Museum of … Continue reading

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Oz Clarke Triumphs Over Jetlag

When I invited Oz Clarke, the prolific and genial British wine writer, to my house to taste some wines from the Eastern United States, I didn’t want to overdo it. He was coming fresh from the airport after a flight … Continue reading

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Books for Wine Lovers

If wine lovers aren’t drinking wine, they’re talking about it. And if no one’s around to listen, they’re quite content to read about it, so they’ll have something new to talk about the next time someone is around. This year’s … Continue reading

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