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Happy Holidays

  Would you look at this young pup? Tacoma, 2013. So young. So full of Pacific Northwest frivolity rather than subway-hardened NYC grit. Those were the days. Let me comment about the beverages in my loving embrace. Best advice for holiday drinking w/ a crowd: GET MAGNUMS. Big bottles rule.¬†Roederer Estate, the California outpost of [More]

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Choosing Holiday Wines Based on Labels with Memories (OK, Houses)

Since 2004 I’ve been talking about choosing wines for x day on the calendar, y special occasion, z oddball event. How many more arrows do I have in my dang quiver for this? What to do about holiday wines? I was thinking about this while at Vino Volo in SeaTac, on my way to visit [More]

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Eclectic Guide to Holiday Value Wines

What happens when you poll the staff at Wine Enthusiast for holiday wine picks, all¬†$20 or less? You get quite an assortment of bottles. Check out what eight of us, if lucky enough to be invited to your place, would bring to your festive occasion. Here’s the breakdown: Countries Represented Australia United States South Africa [More]

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