If We Want Restaurants to Survive, Here’s What We Need to Do

No one needs to be told that the pandemic has severely impacted the restaurant industry—at least, no one that eats

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/28/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/21/20

Welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased

Early Tendrils

Vinography Images: Early Tendrils

Tendrils of a grapevine unfurl at Covert Estate in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley. At the moment, grapevines in

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/21/21

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Vinography Images: Experienced Hands

Using a block of wood to hold it away from the irrigation line, a vineyard worker cuts the trunk of

Spruce Restaurant

Restaurant Wine Evolves to Survive

By this point, every one of us has used up the euphemisms for just how far from normal we find

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/14/21

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I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Lorenzo Accomasso

Episode 482 of I’ll Drink to That! features legendary Barolo producer Lorenzo Accomasso, along with a deep lesson in the history of

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/7/21

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Vinography Images: Tight Squeeze

A cellar worker replaces a barrel bung after topping up at the Kistler winery in the town of Forestville. One

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So You Think You Are a Wine Baller?

Spend enough time in the world of wine and you’re bound to meet them. The (let’s face it, almost entirely)

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/7/21

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I’ll Drink to That: Wine Before and After Genocide

Episode 481 of I’ll Drink to That! features Zorik Gharibian of the Zorah winery in Armenia. The episode is based

The Triangle

Vinography Images: The Triangle

A tiny patch of vineyard shows its autumn colors through the golden shoulders of the Mount Veeder foothills in Napa.

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Barolo and Barbaresco: Highlights from Recent Vintages

It’s a bit hard to comprehend that a year ago I was in a throng of New Yorkers and Piedmontese

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 1/31/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/24/21

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

the dark land

Vinography Images: The Dark Land

Posts rise out of the dark brush of a vineyard near Porseleinberg in Swartland, South Africa. Literally translating as “black

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On a Balloon and a Prayer: Bordeaux Grapples with Climate Change

In a press release brimming with enthusiasm and beautifully illustrated diagrams explaining their new project, the winegrowers of Saint-Emilion in