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Top Wines of the East Coast

There are hundreds of wineries scattered from Virginia to Maine. Over the last few years, a quiet revolution has begun in their vineyards. Visionary winemakers are making exceptional wines and doing …

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Pennsylvania Wine Law Primer

As of August 8th, 2016, how alcohol is bought and sold in Pennsylvania changed dramatically.  It is not just about semi-privatization and consumer choice. That is not half of it. The new …

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Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria

Australian wine review The cooler climate of Victoria often delivers Shiraz with more complexity and a lighter framework than other South Australian regions.  This bottle is a wonderful example of that style. …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Former LCB chief comes out in favor of privatizing State Stores

The man who once had the greatest say over what alcohol Pennsylvanians could drink has thrown his support behind the effort to take that control away from government and end the State Store system.

Jonathan Newman, the former chairman of the Liquor Control Board, said Tuesday that “the stars are perfectly aligned” to privatize the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania – an endeavor that has failed under three previous governors. “This is the year change is going to happen,” Newman said during a news conference at the Wine School of Philadelphia.

Newman joined House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) and State Rep. Tom Killion (R., Delaware), the sponsors of the bill to privatize the LCB’s wholesale and retail operations.

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Pennsylvania Wines

PA wines are slowly finding their footing. The preponderance of sweet pink trash is being supplanted by high-quality wines. The history of these wines is just being written. This article covers …

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The Top Five Wines for Raw Oysters

The brine and sweet fragrant flesh of a shucked oyster is an essential tribute to the summer. The wines served alongside should reflect a bit of sunshine and refreshment, too. Here …

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Wine Reviews

Domaine du Coulet Cornas Terrasses du Serre A classic style, with minimal oak and blended from several slopes within Cornas. The traditional approach is quite evident on the palate. More delicate …

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Jonathan Newman

Former Chairman of the PLCB and wine entrepreneur is back in the saddle and ready to make great and affordable wines available to Pennsylvania restaurants and consumers alike. Newman Wine & …

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