Monthly Archives: January 2016

Twist and Shout: The Great Screw Cap Debate

Q Is a wine sealed with a screw cap inferior to a wine sealed with a cork? A It depends entirely on the wine. Screw caps have been around since the 1950s, when they were used primarily to seal cheap

Posted in Wine FAQ

Wine Bar Brunch: Give Ampersand an Exclamation Mark!

Countless restaurants host weekly brunches — typically on the weekends, and often restricted to Sundays — when they offer extensive buffets or otherwise expand their menus with an array of creative dishes. Most of those brunches serve sparkling wine-based beverages

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Fascinating Winery Facts from Wines Vines Analytics

Back when I was a cub reporter for my hometown newspaper, covering high school baseball and football on the weekends, I knew that I was a “Figure Filbert.” That’s the nickname that was given to Ernest Lanigan, a reporter of

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Posted in Wine Buzz

Preparing for the Super Bowl Celebration

Never in a million years did I think the Denver Broncos would be able to beat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, even though the Broncos were playing at home. I just figured that at these points

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Posted in Editor's Journal
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