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Wineries I, Personally, Will Not Visit

August 12th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Michelle Locke on child-friendly wineries.

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Where That Slight Petrol Nose Might Be Actual Petrol

January 10th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

A handy guide to New Jersey Wine Country.

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A Loaf of Bread, Purple Toes, and Thou: The Grape Stomp Round-Up

September 14th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

It’s harvest, time to trim the old toenails and head off to wine country to pay good money to do what previous generations would do only under penalty of the lash: squish grapes with your feet. If you’re like most people, the first thing you ask when you hear about grape stomps is: What? Grape [...]

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My New Favorite Winery Art

September 5th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Channing Daughters Winery, Bridgehampton, New York.

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

September 1st, 2009 by Tom Johnson

We visited college friends at their Long Island weekend house. We ate  fresh vegetables from the farmstands and only-recently-dead creatures from the nearby ocean. We sat on the beach and watched the sun set, and we lounged by the pool and watched the sun pass lazily overhead. We drank wine more expensive than I can [...]

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The Easy Thing to Do Would Be to Sneer

August 4th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from September 25 to November 8. I know: Epcot? Full disclosure: I had a bunch of jokes  ready (sample: anyone know a good recipe for mouse?) but have decided, after reading the program, not to be such a snot. Seriously: it looks like a lot of good, [...]

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On the Other Hand, There’s No Telling What They’re Pouring Back in Coach

August 3rd, 2009 by Tom Johnson

Global Traveler magazine conducted a blind tasting of wines poured by airlines and determined, among other things, the domestic American airlines have a lot of catching up to do. Winner in the red wine catagory was Alitalia, which took two of the top five spots with Fornace di Cerreto Barbera d’Asti 2004 and Coste delle [...]

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Chicago Art Institute Features Wine Exhibit

July 29th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

If you’re traveling to Chicago between now and September 20, the Art Institute features an exhibit about wine in art.  Wine has always played a major role in art, and since its founding the Art Institute’s collection has included paintings, sculpture and more practical objects on a wine theme. Above is Thomas Couture’s painted woodcut [...]

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