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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 104

Just when I thought the world of literature couldn’t get more baffling than James Joyce, I discover the American post-modernist novelist, Thomas Pynchon.  I totally understand

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Cabernet & Coins: Arrow&Branch

Arrow&Branch (lack of spacing intentional) is a small, estate winery located within the newest Napa Valley AVA of Coombsville.  It was purchased by proprietors, Steve

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 101

Today’s words come to us from American journalist, critic and satirist, HL Mencken. Mencken is known for his satirical coverage of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 99

Today’s words come to us from American writer and satirist, Dorothy Parker.  These particular words appeared in a piece called, But the One on the Right, published

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 98

Today’s words come to us from 17th century Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, and all-around Renaissance man, Galileo Galilei.  Galileo proposed the absurd and terrifying idea that

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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 97

Today’s words come to us from American astrophysicist, science-educator, and all around big thinker, Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I read his biography on Wikipedia (I know, I

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Armchair Sommelier Wine Tasting Guide

Spice up your next party with our FREE wine tasting guide! Learn what to look, smell, and taste for while appreciating your favorite bottle. We’ve also included a printable tasting notes template and a tasting wheel.

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