Mark Squires

The Path to Wine: Sometimes Bumpy, Part II

Continuing on from Mark Squires first installment, lessons learned, a pitfall here, a pot of gold under the rainbow there, all make up the glorious path to wine....

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People & Places
The Path to Wine: Sometimes Bumpy, Sometimes Paved with Gold

Wine treasures great and small, lessons learned, a pitfall here, a pot of gold under the rainbow there all make up the glorious path to wine....

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People & Places
Retsina: Can We Never Mention It Again?

I wrote a version of this diatribe on a tasting note once, but that was too easy to miss and really too long for inclusion in a tasting note. So,...

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News & Views
Best of 2016: Mark Squires

Mark Squires highlights Portugal, Greece, Isarael, Lebanon and East Coast USA in his Best of 2016 report!...

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News & Views
Going Still at South Hill

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

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Culture & Education
Cider Roundup: Fall 2016

Here's the latest roundup in my recent series of cider articles, with both newcomers and some returning cidermakers as well....

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Culture & Education
Cider: It's just Apple Wine (and you'll get a pear, if you're good)

Last year's piece on Hard Cider was prompted in large part by my hearing cider makers (starting with Diane Flynt, the first with whom I had contact) talk like winemakers,...

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Culture & Education
Hard Cider: A New Frontier

So, there I was one fine day after announcing I would be reviewing Virginia wines. In my mailbox was a request to review hard cider. Really? Fruit wines, sort of?...

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Culture & Education
My Dinner with Mario

As the Northeast USA sunk beneath the worst blizzard in memory (beating in Philadelphia, the old record snowfall by over nine inches), I remembered how much more fun the last...

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People & Places
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