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Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

Wine Is a Terrible Investment Because It’s Never Really Liquid

There’s nothing quite as bittersweet as drinking a wine, loving it, and then, over the subsequent years, seeing that wine get more and more expensive, to the point at which you simply can’t afford it anymore. On the one hand, you’re happy to have had the opportunity to drink the wine when it was still […]

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Winemakers Need to Think Big Instead of Chasing Trends in the Cellar

Winemakers Need to Think Big Instead of Chasing Trends in the Cellar

Ten years ago, if you traveled to any wine region and visited its cellars, you’d likely find a barrel hall stacked high with small oak barrels. Not anymore. Now you’ll find these small oak barrels, called barriques, alongside a variety of others. Even the most traditional cellars might also have a concrete egg or two, […]

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8 Age-Worthy Wines for Under $60

8 Age-Worthy Wines for Under $60

There are certain occasions in life — moving in with a significant other, traveling to a foreign country, giving a wedding gift — that just cry out for a gorgeous bottle of wine. But unlike birthdays or anniversaries, these are occasions that call for a bottle you may not want to drink right away. The idea of […]

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What The Hell Are Lees?

What The Hell Are Lees?

You want to nod and look super important when someone mentions that a wine has been aged “sur lie,” or (and bless them), “on the lees.” And even though you thoughtfully take off your glasses and swirl your wine, inside, you’re paralyzed. Because what in the hell are lees? OK, for once and for all, […]

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What Is White Whiskey?

What Is White Whiskey?

Did you wake up in the middle of the night shouting “What the hell is white whiskey??!” Good, us too. And there’s a good reason it’s seeped into the collective unconscious. It’s out there, and (for some reason?) it’s not going away.

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