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Wine Journal
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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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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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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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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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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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 - Round-Up of 2016

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

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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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Name These 10 Wine Regions from their Iconic Structures

Just about every wine region of the world has its fair share of iconic structures, be they innovative winery architecture, historical buildings or idiosyncrasies totally unrelated to wine. Can you name these 10 wine regions by recognizing the structures in the photos? In case you don’t get them straight away, I’ve provided a few hints. Scroll down to the bottom for the answers....

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Going Still at South Hill

New still ciders from Finger Lakes' producer South Hill Cider....

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