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 Wine Descriptor Cheat Sheet

These are just a sampling of the wine descriptors you can possibly use, but they are basic. Using them will fool anyone into thinking you know what you are tasting. Give it a try!

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I’d Rather Go Blind Tasting

After the blind tasting and while the winemakers revealed the wines, there were more groans than “Yesss!” so I don’t feel alone in my 25% score.

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What is a Valentine Wine?

I like to think that every day is Valentine’s Day, but with all this suggestiveness about what wine to drink, I’ve been thinking: what makes a wine romantic?

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