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Winston’s Hiccup: Blame Jordan’s Odd Border On A Very Liquid Lunch

Winston’s Hiccup: Blame Jordan’s Odd Border On A Very Liquid Lunch

There’s a special category in life called “Things We Brag About Doing While Drunk.” No, we’re not including driving. No matter what your uncle, or friend, or that guy who just rear-ended you insists, nobody’s a better driver while intoxicated. Better at lying to yourself, sure. Better at not noticing the many minor to incredibly […]

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How ISIS Upended The Unspoken Rules That Governed Winemaking In Hezbollah’s Heartland

How ISIS Upended The Unspoken Rules That Governed Winemaking In Hezbollah’s Heartland

When Lebanese winemaker Serge Hochar died last year in a swimming accident, Chateau Musar, the family-owned winery that he ran for most his adult life, was operating in a surprisingly stable environment. ISIS had not yet gained access to the Bekaa Valley, the winery’s location and Lebanon’s foremost wine-producing region. Hezbollah was indeed operating in […]

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