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The Locavore/Locapour Movement Loses a Star

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I opened a special bottle the other night: Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc 2008, from Glacier Ridge Vineyards in the Finger Lakes. It was everything an Eastern U.S. cab franc should be. It had vibrant medium-deep color, cherry fruit spiced … Continue reading

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Virginia and Maryland Decriminalize Us! WooHoo!

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Wine lovers in Virginia and Maryland can come out of the shadows this Friday when it becomes legal to do the things we’ve been doing all along. Virginia’s corkage law takes effect on July 1, making it legal for restaurants … Continue reading

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Parker: Will Bordeaux alienate the U.S. market?

A roundup of recent news from the world of wine: * Bordeaux is in the throes of its annual frenzy of futures (or en primeur) sales as chateaux, buoyed by rave reviews from journalists, release the prices for their 2010s. … Continue reading

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Marylanders: Eat, Drink, Go Local

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The Maryland Wineries Association is urging residents to “Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL.” The campaign, launched last week in collaboration with local farmers and chefs, will feature three open-air, market-style events across the Free State to promote local agriculture, including wine. The events … Continue reading

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Shades of Green

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Gather a few winegrowers together and ask them about their craft, and you’re likely to hear some thought-provoking answers. Such was the case earlier this month when I moderated a panel discussion on “green” winemaking at the National Museum of … Continue reading

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Regional Wines Showcased in DC

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Local and regional wines were in the spotlight at the Masters of Food and Wine event early this month. It was the Park Hyatt Washington’s second time participating in this event, which occurs throughout the year at several of the … Continue reading

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Wine Mags Go Mobile With iPad

The inevitable has happened. There are now wine magazines created exclusively for the iPad. The tablet computer is a media revolution, so it isn’t surprising that we now have wine publications dedicated exclusively to this format. It isn’t a complete … Continue reading

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