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TJ Wine’s Dirty Secret Ingredient: Mouse Bits

This post is Part VI in my Skeptical Wine-ing series. Previously: Part I, II, III, IV, V1, and V2 CN: Spiders; bees; small and quickly darting animals Note: The image above, …

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Craft Beverage People: Do Better.

CN: Slurs; rape jokes; racist and sexist langage and images (mostly in links) It’s no secret that the artisanal food and beverage criticism field is a pretty privileged bunch. After …

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Skeptical Wine-ing, Part V2: To Have and To Hold

In Part 1 of this post, I discussed what happens as a wine ages and its unique relationship with air. In this follow-up, I’ll explain what makes certain wines age-worthy …

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Skeptical Wine-ing, Part V1: Drink Now?

Every once in awhile somebody shows me a bottle of wine they found in their basement and asks if it’s worth anything. I’m always excited to take a look, out …

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Get To Know Your Skepchicks: Julia

I am a lucky lady for a whole bushel load of reasons. One reason in particular is that I get to meet a lot of wonderful, brilliant people. And every …

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Skeptical Wine-ing, Part IV: Twist and Shout

The squeaky anticipation that comes with uncorking a bottle of wine is akin to the tactile sensation of placing a needle on a spinning record: romantic, nostalgic, exciting, evocative, and …

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Skeptical Wine-ing, Part III: Everything I Know About Pairings I Learned From Wine and Popcorn

Pictured, my friend Bridget O’Malley’s genius pairing: rosé champagne and Twizzlers. Every year in wine media I see posts about what wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. With Superbowl Sunday. …

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Skeptical Wine-ing, Part II: My Sulfite Headache

“I think I’m allergic to sulfites. This wine gave me a headache.” “Well, how much did you drink?” “… a bottle?” It happened so many times during my time as …

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