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They Said It… Our Editor Reacts

     * Said Clifton Fadiman: “To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.”

     Says our editor: So why didn’t they serve wine in history class?

     * Said Maurice Healy: “I took one sip; I closed my eyes, and every beautiful thing that I had…

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10 Reasons to Switch to Screw Caps

    Over the years, the wine clubs of Vinesse have featured numerous
wines from Bonny Doon, the winery founded by Randall Grahm.

     The eccentric Grahm has always been two or three steps ahead of
the curve, embracing international grape varieties before just about
anyone else, and crafting wonderful blends when 100% varietal wines
were all the rage.

     He also was among the first vintners to embrace the use of screw
caps on wine bottles, and even came up with a Letterman-style list of…

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More Than Just a Drink… Much More

     And you thought wine was just something to drink with a meal… or to sip while reading a good book.

     It is both of those things. But it also is much more… as the
words of Frances Tabeek, D.H. Lawrence and a Medieval German proverb so
vividly demonstrate…

     * Frances Tabeek: “A good wine is like a gentle kiss – its effect throughout the meal is…

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Three Books to Read While Sipping Wine

    If you like to read about wine as well as drink it, here are three books you may want to check out…

     * “The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine.”

     Just as there are counterfeit paintings, currency and I.D.s, there is counterfeit wine. Particularly when prices are…

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