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Bern’s Steak House, With the Biggest Wine Collection in the World, Is Nostalgic for an America That Never Was

Bern’s Steak House, With the Biggest Wine Collection in the World, Is Nostalgic for an America That Never Was

There is only one window in Bern’s Steak House, and it’s one customers will never see. Replacing natural light is a red wine-colored aura cloaking the carpet, walls, and staircase, giving rows of antique paintings an alluring, ghostly glow. The Tampa restaurant opened in 1956 at the hands of Mr. and Mrs.

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The 5 Best Trader Joe’s Wines, According to VinePair Readers

The 5 Best Trader Joe’s Wines, According to VinePair Readers

Trader Joe’s is renowned for its friendly customer service, house-brand snacks, and, of course, wine that is cheaper than bottled water. No conversation about Trader Joe’s wine is complete without mentioning Charles Shaw, a.k.a. “Two Buck Chuck,” the multiple-award-winning discount wine with which the chain is famously linked. The TJ’s staple is produced with mass […]

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The 10 Best Wine Shops Nationwide (2017)

The 10 Best Wine Shops Nationwide (2017)

Sommeliers are often regarded as the gatekeepers of wine trends. This isn’t entirely true. Sure, somms influence how restaurants stock and sell wine, and how those eating there purchase and drink it. But dining out is, for most Americans, not an everyday occasion — and very few of us are at the same restaurants frequently […]

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Drink Responsibly: Affordable Alternatives to the World’s Most Famous Wines

Drink Responsibly: Affordable Alternatives to the World’s Most Famous Wines

It’s a great time to be a wine lover. Oenophiles have access to more wines than ever before, with selections ranging from in-state wineries to faraway estates, and well-known grapes as well as obscure, rarely grown varieties. The downside to increased demand is that some of the world’s classics, like Bordeaux and Burgundy, are more […]

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Review: Campo Viejo Reserva

Review: Campo Viejo Reserva

’Tis the season for tons of dinner parties and get-togethers. There’s nothing quite as nourishing — emotionally, intellectually, culinarily — as eating and drinking with friends. But I’ve always found bringing wine to a dinner party to be one of the most anxiety inducing parts of life that most of us deal with on the regular, […]

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