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Skepchick Sundaylies! with the Coming of Spring, Personhood Nonsense, Tuition-Free College, and more!

Sunday Funny: Don’t flinch. (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Wine and Art Pairings with Julia Burke The Gang talk about the art and science of wine with …

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Science

Wine Flaws: Send It Back or Suck It Up?

One of the most intimidating aspects of wine can be the prospect of sending back flawed wine in a restaurant. It’s an understandable anxiety inducer: You’re in a fancy public …

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Going Dry: How To Talk About Wine Sweetness

“Is it dry?” Of the many curveball wine-shopping questions I get, this is the one that throws me for a loop. It’s not because I don’t know the answer, or …

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Skepchick Sundaylies, with Biodynamic Wine, Student Evaluations, and Eating Your Placenta

Sunday Funny: The Future will still have cheat days. (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Teen Skepchick Sex Ed with James Dobson: Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings. With Bonus Rigid Gender Roles. …

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Skepticism

Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

Every year folks tell me they’re too intimidated to buy actual wine for the wine geek in their lives. Since that wine geek is often me, I always tell them …

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Do You Need Fancy Stemware?

Have you ever eaten yogurt with a fork? Ever had cereal from a coffee mug? Coffee from a mason jar? Have you, like me, made nachos in a saucepan because …

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#AskAChemist: Are wine baths a waste of money?

This week’s episode is brought to you by NBA baller Amar’e Stourdemire, Chemical & Engineering News, and Franzia. Enjoy!   ________ Featured image from Franzia

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Grading Wine: What is the 100-Point System?

If you purchase wine regularly, you’ve probably come across “shelf talkers,” the laminated tags displayed with wine that often include a review from a prominent magazine or critic such as …

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