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So Long, Farewell Vieilles Vignes

Neal Martin observes how some of Burgundy's prime vineyards are being uprooted following a succession of difficult vintages....

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8 Scary Wine Labels on Fabulous Wines!

Just in time for the Halloween festivities this weekend, I’ve dug up some images of creepy wine labels on wines that I absolutely adore and highly recommend. Happy Halloween!...

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Bob Dylan on Wine

While it may have come as something of a shock to many people when Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, it certainly wasn’t a surprise to those of us who have followed Dylan’s brilliant wine writing over the years....

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10 Most Beautiful Wine Regions in the World

I’ve read a lot of pieces over the years with this title or similar, which prompted me to wonder how many wine regions of the world the author or participants in the survey have visited. As a consequence of my career choice, I’ve had the very good fortune to visit a lot....

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Coming Up in Wine Advocate Issue 227

On Friday, 28th October at 12 noon USA EDT, we will be publishing our spooktacular Halloween Issue: Wine Advocate Issue 227. This Godzilla of a report is certainly giving our editorial team the heebie jeebies, since we have more tasting notes and articles to edit before the witching hour than ever before – 42 new spine-tingling reports!...

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Bordeaux 2016 - Live From The Vines

After spending three days in Bordeaux inspecting the beginning of the 2016 harvest, Neal Martin reports from the vines....

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Some of the Finest Wine Books Ever Written (...But Not by Jancis or Hugh)

Neal Martin examines some of the books that inspired him over the years, but have not be written by Hugh Johnson or Jancis Robinson, since we already know how great they are....

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Donald Trump, Your New Emperor of Wine, Explains How to Score Wines

I’m doing a fantastic job as the new Emperor of Wine. Fantastic. The wine business has never been more honest, folks. It’s not exactly a secret that wine reviewing is completely corrupt. I mean, there are publications giving scores to wine that don’t accept advertising! I’m not kidding. Not a single advertisement. Not for wine, not for cars, not for jewelry. Nothing. That’s not the America we want to live in....

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Top 10 Chardonnays in Issue 226

In case you haven’t heard, Chardonnay is back! It came-in as our number one reviewed single grape variety in our last Issue of the Wine Advocate, with a total of 819 reviews. We’re pleased to share with you this list of 10 of our top scoring Chardonnays in Issue 226....

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