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What To Drink Now

vinography_epicurious.jpgEpicurious.Com in the form of their September wine column, entitled appropriately enough, What to Drink Now. It seems Epicurious has been featuring different wine writers each month, and this month is my turn. I've put together recommendations on crowd pleasing wines for dinner parties, some of my favorite Riojas, wines that pair particularly well with Autumn foods, and even some Kosher wine recommendations for those wine lovers looking to observe the upcoming Jewish New Year according to Kosher strictures.

So click on over and check it out.

Comments (7)

Lenn wrote:
09.12.06 at 6:09 PM

Alder...congrats...and great recos.

Next thing you know, you'll be taking over Wine Spectator ;)

We can only hope.

09.13.06 at 4:43 AM

Dear Alder,
I can just only say that your top favorite Rioja (Artadi Pagos Viejos) is one of may favorites too. You very well describe the incredible and powerfull ending of this "new" Rioja. The only problem it has: its prize. You can find some of very similar Riojas (at least in Spain) for 20 to 30 dollars cheaper, for instance my other favorite, Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada 2001 (or, now, 2003).
All the best!

Winesmith wrote:
09.13.06 at 6:05 PM

Alder - Great exposure for wine bloggers in the mainstream media. And nicely presented on your part, too. I appreciate the "anti-hype" Merlot recommendation, too. It's a shame that Merlot producers are feeling a pinch.

The Corkdork wrote:
09.13.06 at 8:47 PM

Kudos to you Alder. Great post on Epicurious.com. Lots of great wine suggestions.


Alder wrote:
09.13.06 at 8:49 PM

Lenn, Alan, Corkdork, Joan,

Thanks very much for your encouragement and praise, as well as your continued readership.

Phil W. wrote:
09.14.06 at 7:20 PM

Alder -

Nice article on Kosher wines. Aside from ordering online, is there anywhere in the bay area to pick up these wines? I live in Berkeley, so any shops in the E.B or SF that you could recommend?

Alder wrote:
09.14.06 at 8:09 PM


Unfortunately the pickins were very slim locally. Your best bet is ordering online.

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