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There Are Shower Beers But Are There Shower Wines?

Tis the season for the shower beer. The perfectly refreshing brew to have while cooling off in the shower. It’s especially relevant for me, as I live in a sweltering Brooklyn apartment with no AC. The best way to reduce my body’s core temperature is a cold shower and an icy beer. This got me thinking. [More]

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Mike Easton of Il Corvo Pasta: Vermouth Sipping and Vegetable Smacking

This damn fine mandoline work by Mike Easton of Il Corvo Pasta is almost as good as the mandolin playing on “Maggie May”. (Though I find “You Wear it Well” to be the superior song, but I digress). If you don’t have the pleasure of living in Seattle, you are missing out on Mike and [More]

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Getting to Southern Oregon Wine By Way of Pittsburgh

How much do you know about Southern Oregon Wine? For most people (and myself included), Oregon wine means one grape and one region: Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. But not only are there a great diversity of wines being produced within the Willamette Valley, you can also find many exciting wines made in the [More]

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Is Pinot Grigio Boring?

I don’t find experimental psychology boring, even when the author is Boring. But Pinot Grigio can certainly be boring. Does all Pinot Grigio have to be? I tackle this issue, and many more, on the latest, Italian wine-centric episode of my Wine Without Worry podcast. My guest is Robin Shay, US Export Manager for Allegrini [More]

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