In a "post-critic" world, reviews have only become more monetized. Do publications care about readers or scores?
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Winners and losers in HBO's sharp cultural commentary on wine.
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How long will the wine industry persist with its damaging consumer fantasy of cheap, "entry-level" wine? Or, an essay in (slight) praise of wine…
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Another Negroni Week will soon be upon us. God help us. Be ready. Especially you, #negronitwitter
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No more ridiculous than the world itself.
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What does the term "obscure wine" even mean at the end of 2022? A very special bottle recently put things into perspective.
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My guide to Armagnac, with my top-10 bottle picks, and my annual plea to splurge on fine Armagnac. You'll wish you did when the bourbon bros drive up…
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Poetics, aesthetics, and the personal when it comes to gin, vermouth, and bitters.
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My guide to Calvados, with my top-20 bottle picks, and my annual holiday plea to splurge a bit on the best apple brandy.
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Yes. And I'm not the only one saying it.
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Wine isn't the only great thing about the Loire, as I found on my epic tour of its goat cheese trail.
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Things used to be so uncomplicated. Now, there's more vermouth than we know what to do with. The Italian solution? As always, a protected designation.
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