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Somms Share Five Tips for Finding Great Supermarket Wine

Somms Share Five Tips for Finding Great Supermarket Wine

Supermarket wine is a reality, like snow tires or the pervasiveness of the term “circle back.” Carefully researched, $50-plus bottles are simply too precious for everyday drinking, whether you’re a Master Sommelier or weeknight shopper hoping to wash down Wednesday’s dinner with something stronger than La Croix. When we’re buying wine in tandem with paper […]

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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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Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Alphabet Soup: Decoding Appellation Acronyms from 10 Major Wine Countries

Ever look at a few wine labels and find your eyes swimming in what looks like code? You’re not the only one. Among the myriad pieces of intel crunched onto each label (producer, grape variety) is the wine’s appellation, usually designated by a two-to-four-letter acronym. Written as abbreviations such as AVA, AOP, and DOC, appellations […]

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The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts for Your Boss

The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts for Your Boss

Shopping for the boss is tricky. It’s important to demonstrate a certain level of esteem for the person who signs your paychecks and approves your last-minute vacation day requests, but you don’t want to be overly familiar, either. Spending is similarly fraught. Skimping seems unprofessional, yet overspending could give the impression that you don’t need […]

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