Garagiste North Wine Makers Slicker Than Expected

When I signed up for a media tasting at Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival I expected a bunch of gumboots-wearing, heavily whiskered, purple-stain panted winemakers I never heard of. I could not have been more wrong.

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Straddling Time at Israel’s Clos de Gat Winery

It feels bizarre to stand on such an ancient wine artifact, like I’m damaging something valuable. Just the week before I was admonished by a tour guide for standing on a wall in the mountaintop fortress of Masada. And here, we’re tromping on an even older antiquity as if it’s just a patio from the last century.

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A Few of My Favorite Drinks of 2015

2015 was a great year for drinking. I drank so much great stuff, it’s hard to remember it all. So as this year comes to a close, I’m taking a moment to reflect on a few of my favorite drinks, enjoyed for the first time.

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