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Petite Sirah: The Rodney Dangerfield of Wines

Personally, I love the personification of wine. Appellation America does a terrific job of anthropomorphizing grape varietals, and a lot of them are pretty spot on. (In particular, their piece on Gruner Veltliner as a Euro-hipster makes me giggle every … Continue reading

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A Look at Scotland’s Scotch Whisky Regions

Like wine, Scotch whisky’s character and taste profile are products of its environment, geographic factors, climate, and weather. Taken together, these forces collectively are called terroir, a French word that has no English translation but has everything to do with … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?: Blended vs. Single Malt Scotch

With increased interest in Scotch across world markets, many customers are being introduced to Scotland’s finest for the first time through restaurant tastings or encouragement from in-the-know friends. Still, many people (at least, a few that I’ve talked to) view … Continue reading

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