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2008 Billsboro Riesling

This wine marks the first time that winemaker Vinny Aliperti has decided to arrest fermentation instead of back-sweetening, and the results are outstanding. By picking slightly earlier than his colleagues, he...
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Evan Dawson

Evan Dawson is the Finger Lakes Editor for the New York Cork Report and is completing a book about Finger Lakes winemakers. His paid job includes offering his best Ron Burgundy impersonation as a morning news...
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There’s a Time and a Place

For a long time, John Holdredge knew it was coming, but he kept it to himself. It was so contrary to his core beliefs that he questioned if he could do it. Then, one late afternoon in August of 2008, he heard himself speak the words out loud for the first time, almost involuntarily: "I'm going to make a huge-ass Pinot."
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The On-Premise Silver Lining: When Restaurants Get Wine Right

If you love wine, you've probably had at least one memorably bad wine experience in a restaurant. The reasons for poor wine service are, by now, painfully well known to most – unknowledgeable staff, a wine list that’s an afterthought, high price mark-ups, and other offenses. And, while bashing restaurant wine service seems to be in vogue, I'd like to switch it up and shine a floodlight on three restaurants that are getting it right.