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Missing Out On Merlot: How Sideways Almost Killed One Of The World’s Great Grapes

Missing Out On Merlot: How Sideways Almost Killed One Of The World’s Great Grapes

Ever since a movie took Merlot down like a luchador in 2004, the wine has gotten a bad rap. With one character line and an Academy Award nomination, the film “Sideways” brought the grape’s reputation to its knees. But was the criticism worth it, and should Merlot’s reputation have suffered the way it did? No. […]

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Booze Production Edition: The 1927 Paramount Studio Map Of Southern California

Booze Production Edition: The 1927 Paramount Studio Map Of Southern California

In 1927 Paramount Studio produced a map of Southern California, noting over a dozen locations that could plausibly be used as substitutes for shooting locations, as near as Mexico and as far away as Siberia. The map was rediscovered a few years ago and has wound its way around the web since then – untouched. […]

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Wine Pairings For The 9 Best Picture Nominees – Oscars 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wine Pairings For The 9 Best Picture Nominees – Oscars 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 86th Academy Awards are less than a week away, which means it’s time to get the perfect wine to drink while watching the Oscars on Sunday evening. Instead of drinking just anything, we thought the best way to pick a bottle would be to support your favorite Best Picture nominee — so we did […]

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