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Current Stories/Articles

June 2016

The Problem with Wine Trends
Monday, June 27, 2016

May 2016

Totally Wrong
Saturday, May 14, 2016

March 2016

Port: We've Been Drinking it All Wrong
Monday, March 07, 2016

December 2015

Just Where Did The Lie Start?
Saturday, December 05, 2015

November 2015

The One Wine Conundrum
Thursday, November 19, 2015

October 2015

On Sommeliers and Attitudes in Regards to Wine Knowledge
Sunday, October 25, 2015

What should your glass really be looking like?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

August 2015

The Boondoggle of Reserve and other Modifiers
Monday, August 17, 2015

What to Drink Your Wine in and How Not to Drink Wine
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Why Terroir and Vintage Matter, and Why They Do Not
Sunday, August 09, 2015

June 2015

Put Down the Sweet Stuff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Many Types of Wine
Sunday, June 07, 2015

May 2015

Good Will Hunting
Sunday, May 17, 2015

April 2015

The Audacity of False Experiences
Sunday, April 12, 2015

July 2014

Change is a coming
Sunday, July 20, 2014

May 2014

My Italian Excursion: Part III
Monday, May 19, 2014

Get your wine on
Friday, May 09, 2014

My Italian Excursion: Part II
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

April 2014

My Italian Excursion: Part I
Saturday, April 26, 2014

March 2014

Throwing My Hat into the Ring
Monday, March 03, 2014

February 2014

Prosecco: So much more to learn
Friday, February 14, 2014

December 2013

Bad wine pricing with a suspicious restaurant name
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

April 2013

On black belts, sommeliers, six sigma and other bull
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

February 2013

What's really real
Sunday, February 03, 2013

January 2013

The year in review
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

November 2012

What wines for turkey time
Monday, November 05, 2012

October 2012

My Workhorse Bubblies
Monday, October 22, 2012

On styles, regions, grades and varietals
Monday, October 08, 2012

If you like Port wines, and chocolate and/or dessert!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

September 2012

Barbarians Manning the Gates
Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kir-ry On
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Three tastings, four days, one birthday, one pre-wedding celebration and a wedding
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

January 2012

What’s [really tasting] good?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

November 2011

What goes good with turkey
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Five wines for summer
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I'll have some Prosecco, I mean Glera
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Just who makes the best wine
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Barefoot and Knee-deep
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The allure of quality stemware
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

How long will that wine last?
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

An old bottle of port versus a bottle of old port
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

February 2010

What do you do with a bursting barrel?
Monday, February 22, 2010

Wine mixology Number 2: Project Amber Sunrise – Wine and Sake
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Seven Wines Every Man Should Have
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wine mixology Number 1: Wine and Bubbly, or just some other bubbles
Monday, February 15, 2010

January 2010

A poker game of blind tasting with some wine-sharks
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Duck, Duck, Goose on Sunday 3/21
Thursday, January 28, 2010

On styles, expectations and body
Monday, January 04, 2010

The photos are up!
Monday, January 04, 2010

December 2009

On the concept and reality of 'hammer-wines'
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Carmine Verrechia and Terranova Imports have done it again
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Third seating added - 5 dishes and 5 wines of the wait
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And you though that you were drinking Pinot Noir, damn those French!
Monday, December 21, 2009

Oaked versus Unoaked (or Naked)
Monday, December 21, 2009

When a winery lets you down (Vintage and sanity)
Monday, December 14, 2009

November 2009

Seven wines and seven dishes - featuring Friday Monkey wines
Wednesday, November 04, 2009

October 2009

Seven wines and seven dishes - featuring Lucky 7 wines
Monday, October 05, 2009

September 2009

Beautiful Black Women Can't Sell Vodka? Why Puffy, Why?
Monday, September 21, 2009

On wine [and other] tourism, drama, shedding weight, and dreams to come
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I'm drinking Saint-Hilaire tonight!
Sunday, September 06, 2009

August 2009

Respecting red wine and giving it a second chance
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

July 2009

No, you really don't know wine like you think
Monday, July 27, 2009

The French Don't Know Dick About Viognier!
Saturday, July 25, 2009

More site enhancements coming
Friday, July 24, 2009

The photos are up
Monday, July 20, 2009

Lights, cameras, wine and dine!
Monday, July 06, 2009

The Perils of Purchasing in Pennsylvania
Sunday, July 05, 2009

June 2009

Drink a bottle, save a smile!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Red grapes making red wine without skin contact, rarer then you might think
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fall Wines
Monday, June 15, 2009

Fruit Wine Fandango!
Sunday, June 14, 2009

A great afternoon tasting at Chaddsford Winery
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

May 2009

Are your wine choices simply 'trendy?'
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What Cab is taking you for a ride?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Can we please move on from 'gateway' wines?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Could the kangaroo be another rabbit problem for Australia?
Monday, May 18, 2009

Stale wine: the trouble with closeouts and lesser wines
Saturday, May 16, 2009

Vintage Blues: What a difference a year makes
Thursday, May 14, 2009

Decoding Pinot
Thursday, May 14, 2009

On race, restaurants and wine choices
Friday, May 01, 2009

March 2009

Building a good home wine cache
Friday, March 20, 2009

Let's Rid Ourselves of Wine Assumptions...and Wine Hypocrisy
Thursday, March 19, 2009

The wine tasting has been postponed until...
Sunday, March 15, 2009

February 2009

The wine tasting is moved to 5/27
Sunday, February 15, 2009

Don’t Diss the Grape: Knowing What You’re Drinking Part 1
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

January 2009

Just what is the standard pour, and how many glasses does a bottle hold?
Monday, January 19, 2009

December 2008

That’s not chardonnay!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

November 2008

Catawba, not really a romantic grape
Sunday, November 09, 2008

October 2008

Is wine really affecting your midline?
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wines by country breakdown functionality added
Thursday, October 02, 2008

September 2008

Bull's Blood, a wonderful Hungarian mixture
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is Total Wines worth the cost?
Sunday, September 21, 2008

New grapes and a surprising lesson
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thursday 2/19: Wine and Desserts Session 1: Redux
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Franciacorta: Rediscovering a new love
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Grape choice, good wine and what’s marketed to you
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Organic Wines
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chocolate has been added to the tasting on the 19th!!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good tastings, bad tastings, worthwhile tastings, overpriced tastings
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

August 2008

Stop, you’re killing me with the jug wine
Monday, August 25, 2008

Challenging Your Wine Palate
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ultimate blends: Great grape combinations (White Blends)
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Does your eatery even care what wine you're drinking?
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Deconstructing Wine Labels: A Basic Introduction
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Giveaway date moved back to November 14th
Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dessert wines, the perfect follow up
Tuesday, August 05, 2008

July 2008

The Simplicity and Complexity of Fruit Wines
Monday, July 28, 2008

Rosé… The Magic of Blush Wines
Friday, July 25, 2008

Red, red wine…
Friday, July 18, 2008

My first "radio" interview
Friday, July 11, 2008

In vino amitas… in wine, friendship
Monday, July 07, 2008

June 2008

The different styles of wine
Thursday, June 26, 2008

You call that champagne?!? It’s just bubbly
Saturday, June 14, 2008

May 2008

I am writing for the Philadelphia Sun!
Thursday, May 08, 2008

February 2008

Farewell, White Zinfandel
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

On pairings and the exultation of wine
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Stories Coming
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why African Americans Don't Flock to Wine Tastings
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Site functionality redesign/re-architecture
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Site grand launch and contest
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Official Press Release
Tuesday, February 12, 2008

 

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