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Archive | July, 2016

Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

  Full confession: I am a longtime fan of Emeritus and have written about them before. But I’ve never gotten to meet the owner, Brice Cutrer Jones, and my recent visit gave me the chance to do that as well as see their beautiful new tasting room. Designed by his daughter, Mari (who holds the […]

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Joseph Jewell

Joseph Jewell

There is much temptation to say Joseph Jewell has a jewel of a tasting room, or is a hidden gem, or some other punny nonsense. However, both statements happen to be true. Joseph Jewell is decidedly off the beaten path, one of three tasting rooms and four restaurants located along a three-block stretch of Forrestville, […]

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Political Drinking

Political Drinking

As the presidential convention season kicks off, some of you might want to check out Drinking With Republicans and its companion, Drinking with Democrats.   The pair are breezy yet fact-stuffed books about the various drinking habits of our presidents or, in some cases, their various staff, siblings and hangers-on.   The books are filled […]

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Clos Alivu: Rose from Corsica

Clos Alivu: Rose from Corsica

So I popped into one of our local wine stores the other day and one of the owners cheerfully asked if I’d like to try some wine. Is the sky blue? Do dogs bark? Of the three she …

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Wine of Summer: Vinho Verde

Wine of Summer: Vinho Verde

There is seriously nothing more deliciously wonderful on a hot summer day than Vinho Verde. The name translates to “young wine,” so called since it is released a scant three to six months after harvest. The result is a …

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