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    Tasting for Sandy Relief!

    Open to the public! Join us May 1st, where over 500 of the best wines from 12 of the top New York wine purveyors will be presented. Proceeds benefit New York victims of hurricane Sandy.
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    Taming of the Bestial Bandol

    Wine is so often typecast. Rosé belongs to the summer, and zinfandel, the all-American wine, to Thanksgiving. We drink white wine with fish. Resorting to such reflexes is understandable. Wine can be confusing, and taking refuge in simple guidelines offers security. But the guidelines, though not exactly wrong, are too limiting.
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    Stop the Cork Tax

    STOP THE CORK TAX is a coalition of small businesses dedicated to preventing the destructive cork tax associated with “At Rest” legislation.  The cork tax is being pushed by big wholesalers to eliminate their main competition – small businesses across the state. It will make it harder for New York wineries to access the NYC market. The tax will drive up the cost of New York wine and spirits by as much as $27 million a year and reduce consumers’ choices.    You can help stop the cork tax right now by using the tool on this site to send a simple message to your legislator – ...
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    Wines for Thanksgiving: Mixing Without Trying to Match

    When I first came to The New York Times nearly 30 years ago (good God!), I worked with an editor who kept a file labeled “How We Did It Last Time.” Inside were detailed instructions for covering events that occurred regularly but infrequently, like elections.
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    Wines That Make Friends Easily at a Crowded Thanksgiving Table

    What would happen if Thanksgiving were canceled? The wine panel inadvertently tested this proposition when Hurricane Sandy collided with our annual holiday wine tasting. Every year, our home team gathers for a preliminary Thanksgiving meal. We drink a series of wines with a typical feast, assess their compatibility and make some recommendations.
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    Wines That Pack A Little Extra Kick

    Every culture has its own lucky number. For the Chinese, eight is considered the luckiest as it symbolizes wealth and good fortune. (It's also the model size for fashion designers, though in New York the luckiest size is probably a two.)
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    Eisenberg is Austria's Greatest Wine Secret

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    by Stuart Pigott
    What’s the most beautiful winegrowing region specializing in reds that you’ve never heard of? My guess is that it could well be the dramatic hill country of the Eisenberg, close to the Hungarian border in the southeast of Austria. Steep vineyards alternate with dense forest and meadows, and the main vineyard sites are dotted with charming old winemakers’ houses called Kellerstöckel.
  • Your Next Lesson: Albariño

    Monday, August 1, 2016
    by Eric Asimov
    Eric Asimov explores the many facets of Albariño.
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    Misplaced Fears

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016
    by Matt Kramer

    Bruna Geta a Shout-Out in PUNCH!

    Monday, June 6, 2016
    by Megan Krigbaum
    In Liguria, Vermentino shares space with Pigato, a grape that is essentially its freckled twin. But are they actually the same? Megan Krigbaum on the unexpected differences between the two, and whether they can be identified when paired head-to-head in a blind tasting.Check out the article

    Why the Canary Islands Remain the Perfect Storm of Wine Cool

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    by Jon Bonné
    Welcome to "Crib Sheet," your monthly shortcut to what's hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: the Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago off Africa that is home to a grab bag of volcanic wines.
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    Cairanne Gets Its Cru On

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    by Ray Isle
    Cairanne, in France's Rhône Valley, has been elevated to cru status—placing its intense, spicy red wines in the same company as those of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (though they still cost far less).