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Neal's Musical Express - November 2016

Neal Martin's music selection for November: album of the month Umbrellabirds featuring an MW, a season-themed selection of music, plus my views on "Black Mirror"...

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Neal's Musical Express - Round-Up of 2016

Neal Martin looks over the year in music in 2016....

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Studying Ampelography in Napa Valley

Ampelography is the identification and classification of grape vines. You may be wondering why identifying and classifying grapevines is important. Without it, you simply cannot tell from the grape itself or from a cluster of grapes what the variety is....

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Neal's Musical Express - January 2017

Neal Martin's music selection for January: album of the month The xx and a polemic on why Big Brother his ace....

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How to Store Wine in a Tiny Apartment

You're probably doing it wrong. But living in a tiny apartment doesn’t rule out storing a small-but-mighty wine collection....

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The Only Wine Glass You'll Ever Need

Five sommeliers weigh in on the one glass they'd choose to drink every variety of wine....

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Grape Escapes: Wineries That Want You to Sleep Over

On-site winery accommodations can range from itty-bitty, rustic cottages to soaring, luxurious digs set in former monasteries....

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Why Should You Drink Pét-Nat, the Natural (and Affordable) Champagne Alternative

It’s no secret that natural wines are trendy in today’s world of organic this and farm-to-table that. But a sparkling iteration of natural wine—Pétillant-Natural, or Pét-Nat for short—is blowing up thanks to its delicious flavor profile and affordable price point....

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Drink Ice Wine While It's Still Winter

When the charms of deep winter are beginning to run thin, we can at least thank the cold for bringing us ice wine. Made from naturally frozen grapes that have been left on the vine far into winter, ice wine is one of winter’s most warming—and spirit-lifting—offering. Here’s what you need to know before you pour your new favorite winter wine....

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A Rooftop Vineyard Grows in Brooklyn

Up a flight of stairs in New York City's Brooklyn Navy Yard, a rooftop door opens to another world. There, set against an expansive view of the Manhattan skyline, rows of twisted grapevines dance in the brisk breeze coming off the East River: Rooftop Reds, New York City's first commercial urban rooftop vineyard....

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