Monthly Archives: February 2013

Few In Mendoza Are Mendozing

Mendoza, Argentina is a land of loveliness and lore, enoturismo and earthquakes, fiestas and Fernando Fader (1882-1935): The first post-impressionist painter in South America. The area surrounding Mendoza is also the largest wine producing region in Latin America.  With an … Continue reading

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Spa Vs. Spa

Did you know that ‘spa’ is an acronym for  ‘self-indulgent pretentious ass-wipe’? If you didn’t, you should read this column more often, because that’s the kind of arcane crap you are always learning around here. Anyway, if the word ‘spa’ … Continue reading

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Michigan By The Bottle By The Glass

Shannon and Cortney Casey—a couple of local wine kids who are indeed technically young enough to be my kids—have come up with a bad-ass way of promoting Michigan wines. Two ways, actually. The first time I encountered them was via … Continue reading

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Man To Man, The Best Sparkling Wine For Valentine’s Day?

Biagio Cru & Estate Wines, a vegan-friendly wine distributor based in  Roslyn Heights, NY, has announced the release of Égalité—the first wine ever created to support equal rights for words whose first and last letters both contain an accent aigu. … Continue reading

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