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Growing Grapes without Irrigation

In 2015, California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order that included a mandatory 25% water reduction. Not surprisingly, the news went national; this was a first in America.   Future …

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The Top BYOB Restaurants in Philly

BYO culture in Philly is unique among American cities. It came about due to the influence of the  PLCB and high rent in Center City’s restaurant district.  For most chefs, the …

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The Big Money Wine Myth

Is Expensive Wine a Waste of Money?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 …

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Health Benefits of Red Wine

Study Pinpoints Health Benefits of Red Wine Over the past few years, many studies have been published drawing a link to drinking red wine and decreased morbidity rates. The organic compound cited in all studies …

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Local Wine Events

One dude changed how America thought about wine and changed it for good. Eric V. Orange didn’t mean to, but that’s how history often works. This interview happened in 2012. Promoting …

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Pennsylvania Wines

PA wines are slowly finding their footing. High-quality wines are supplanting the preponderance of sweet pink trash. However, the history of these wines is just being written. This article covers what …

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The End of a Wine School

How Reviews Killed a Chicago Wine SchoolHow Krunch Went YelpA small wine school in Chicago gained significant attention in 2012, illustrating how social media can destroy a small business. The story …

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What is a Supertaster?

What is a supertaster? Let’s get into the real science behind this wine term. This article is not wine-specific. However, the issues explored are key to wine tasting: supertasters are highly …

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Good Cheap Wine

There are plenty of well-made wines that are also cheap. Here are 10 of our favorite cheap wines, but these are a sampling of the best of the best. Even better, …

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A Career in Wine?

From Radio to WineIf you jumped back in time to 1996, you would find me pounding back espressos in my glass-enclosed office at a National Public Radio station. If it were …

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Sicilian Wine Reviews

A recent trip to Persephone’s island allowed tasting dozens of wines made from indigenous varietals, all of which captured Sicily’s sun-drenched, arid landscape and gave evidence of the cultural and ecological …

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In Praise of Cheap White Wine

And now the time has come to praise cheap white wine. Or, to be accurate, green wine. I recently returned from a trip to Portugal, and much to my wife’s chagrin, …

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Blind Tasting Wine

Blind tasting wine can be more challenging than a 1950s quiz show but also more fun. For many wine enthusiasts, it’s a humbling and educational experience.The Challenge of Blind TastingProfessionals regularly …

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