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Eat at the restaurant, but don’t necessarily buy the cookbook

Spending time interviewing authors of some of my favorite cookbooks has made me think a lot about cookbooks in general.  Why do I like some and not others?  I asked a bunch of friends about books they enjoy and cook … Continue reading

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The government shutdown affects wine importers. Who knew?

Each day for more than a week, I’ve been reading about how the federal government shutdown has affected people and businesses.  I didn’t think I’d have something to write about First Vine, though. Now I’m not furloughed and (I hope) … Continue reading

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A case where “higher-quality” wine isn’t necessarily better wine

In my last post, I promised I’d write about the AOC wines from the Languedoc, which I tasted in April as part of a group invited by the wine producers of the region.   While I enjoyed many of them, and … Continue reading

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