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Italy vs France

You are invited to the heavyweight bout of the vinosphere.  France and Italy are going toe-to-toe in the tasting event of the season. Four rounds of wine against wine-on-wine action will determine …

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Wall Street Journal: Wine School is in.

The story was originally published by the Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2010. The article is reprinted solely for educational purposes.  It is intended to offer insight into the history of …

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Zenato 2008 Ripassa Classico, Veneto

Zenato is a large-scale operation near Lake Garda in northern Italy. Despite their size, the company has consistently put out excellent –if occasionally anodyne—wines in Valpolicella. Vintage after vintage, the Zenato …

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Cabernet Sauvignon Smackdown

The top bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed at Epikur Magazine. From Tuscany to Bordeaux to Napa Valley and South Africa: This list includes the best of the best bottles of Cab Sauv currently available, and the ones with the best quality to price ratio.

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The Big Money Wine Myth

Several studies have been released recently that call into question a basic premise of wine buying. Most wine drinkers assume that the more expensive a bottle is, the better it tastes. …

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Bernardus 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Griva Vineyard, Sonoma County

Classical notes of grass and green pepper on the nose, along with plenty of grapefruit. Flavors of fig and apricot are followed by lemon zest and a touch of waxiness. The wine finishes with smoke and kiwi. A gentle roundness gives this a little more sex appeal than most Sauvignon Blancs.

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Drink Your Way To Freedom

As a rule of thumb, it’s not a good idea to transport liquor without a license. It’s even a worse idea to attempt crossing a national border with nearly 700 gallons …

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Dark Lord, 3 Floyds Brewery

Love beer? Check out the Philly Beer School! All Hail the Darkess Would you wait in line for hours for the chance to buy four bottles of beer? Would you pay …

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Andrew Will Winery 2007 Two Blondes Vineyard

Figs and cassis meld with coffee and campfire notes, along with a strong impression of Herbes de Provence. The midpalate brings in fresher red fruits, and serious oak-influenced flavors of chocolate and allspice. The finish rolls on and on, bringing more pleasure than anyone could expect from a glass of wine.

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Vezer 2007 La Salette

Rising from twin pads of blackberry and oak, this is a drunken philanthropist of a wine. It holds nothing back, offering up a wealth of jam, coconut, sweet cream, and vanilla.  There is nothing …

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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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How to Kill a Wine School

How Krunch went Yelp A small little wine school in Chicago got a whole lot of attention back in 2012. It showed how social media could destroy a small business. The …

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Wine Reviews

The top six wines for $15 were highlighted as tonight’s First Friday at the Wine School. A great list for the weekend binge purchases.

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