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Zach Peterson-Bernhard | January 16, 2014

Great Cabernet under $25

Imagine my surprise when I tasted through this small set of West Coast Cabernets and discovered that as a group they were not too big, not too alcoholic, not too fruit driven, and of course not too expensive. As a group these wines harkened back to what some of us refer to as the golden – Read More

Zach Peterson-Bernhard | January 12, 2014

What You Drink May Reveal How You Vote

If you drink Robert Mondavi wines and Jim Beam Bourbon, you probably vote Republican. If you prefer Moët & Chandon and Courvoisier Cognac, chances are you’re a Democrat. Who knew that you were making a political statement every time you reached for a bottle of wine or spirits? Consumer data supplied by research group GFK – Read More

Sam Kimball | January 10, 2014

Top 100 Best Buys of 2013

from The Wine Enthusiast: Everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck, especially when it comes to wine. While there are plenty of occasions that warrant an expensive bottle, most of the time we’re all just looking for delicious selections that are easy on the wallet. We also want a lot of them, – Read More

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Do-it-yourself New Year’s wine resolutions for 2014

New Year’s wine predictions, wine advice, wine trends, and the like are as common as $10 grocery store merlot. How does the Wine Curmudgeon know this? Because I’m almost as guilty as everyone else in doing them — almost being the key, of course. Hence this opportunity for you to make your own predictions, in – Read More

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  • Grow a Garden with a View

    A Mad Crush Wine Party © Michael Turek GROW AN URBAN OASIS Planting a rooftop garden is a great way to have a steady supply of seasonal produce. Even restaurants in downtown New York City have started growing fresh herbs, lettuces, and tomatoes, among other crops in top-level plots. Beyond supplying fresh ingredients, however, these skyscraping green spaces can also be a stylish oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of city streets. Mixing town and country with jaw-drop...