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Wine and Liberty (Book Review)

The second amendment to the French constitution provided for direct elections of the president by universal suffrage. Had it paralleled the second amendment in the US, it might have protected the right of the people to drink wine. But by 1962, when France’s second amendment was enacted, the government...Read Full Story

Bordeaux Post-Modern (News & Features)

Of his 52 acres on a flood plain several feet below a levee, on the south bank of the Dordogne River, 22 are in production, including a small parcel of vines he believes to be from the 19th century. He says the flood irrigation, during winter, would have liquidated the phylloxera...Read Full Story

Tainted Love (Book Review)

If you’ve ever spent time in a natural-wine bar, you may have wondered whether flaws in wine are an aesthetic judgment. Let’s say you like cabernet that tastes like cabernet, or Rioja that tastes like Rioja. Then you may have to taste through several oxidized, volatile or...Read Full Story

Get Your Aussie On, in LA (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In Oz, they call it “WA.” Western Australia covers pretty well half of the continent and, lately, pretty well the richest half, due to rare-earth mining in the north. To the south, the vineyards sustain surfers in Margaret River and riesling-loving hermits in the Porongorups. The only problem is,...Read Full Story

Porto Protocol (News & Features)

The front lines in the battle are everywhere, though news tends to focus on the change we can see: the water rising in the streets of Miami Beach, the fires raging in the hills of California, the sea passage opening in the Arctic Circle. While politician quibble over the...Read Full Story

Just Across the Road (News & Features)

St-Emilion’s eastern neighbor has attracted successive waves of major winegrowing talent, producing some delicious wines that are still remarkably affordable. Joshua Greene spent a week investigating the the land and its wines.By the turn of the 21st century, a number of legendary St-Emilion growers had...Read Full Story

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