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Hard Cider, Frontier Fables, and the True (Boozy) Story of Johnny Appleseed

Hard Cider, Frontier Fables, and the True (Boozy) Story of Johnny Appleseed

American cider is currently defined by what it isn’t. Made from fruit, not grain, it isn’t beer — although it is frequently packaged in beer-sized bottles, and drafted alongside beer at bars like The Northman in Chicago or Covenhoven in Brooklyn. It certainly doesn’t inspire the reverence or academic certification that surrounds wine, although production […]

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A New York Winery Is Making Revolutionary Rosé With an Ancient Pedigree

A New York Winery Is Making Revolutionary Rosé With an Ancient Pedigree

Winemaker Jess Johnson spent her summer the way most of us do: with glass after glass of chilled rosé. But her chosen bottle, a 2017 vintage from the Finger Lakes’ Standing Stone Vineyards, is not just any pale, Provencal approximation. It’s crafted of 100 percent Saperavi, an ancient grape from the Republic of Georgia. Saperavi […]

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Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Your Guide to the Finger Lakes, the Most Exciting Wine Region on the East Coast of America

Located five hours outside New York City, in the Southern Tier region of New York State, sits the most exciting wine region on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes. While the North Fork of Long Island may receive more attention, due to the region’s proximity to NYC, the Finger Lakes consistently produces world-class wine. The […]

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Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2016, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2016, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

In a column devoted to good wines that you might actually stand a chance of finding, the smallest-production wines with limited distribution are pretty much ruled out. Although online ordering from stores and wineries partly mitigates the problem, state regulations on shipping wine remain an often-frustrating and confusing patchwork. This makes it hard for many […]

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10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

Who says you have to leave the country to go on an unforgettable, wine-soaked getaway? As much as we’d all love to jet off to Tuscany for a long weekend, most of us just can’t afford that kind of luxury. Thankfully, we live in a country that’s brimming with breathtaking wine regions; more likely than […]

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