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Pennsylvania Uncorks Wine’s Worst Idea Ever (A Primer of PA State Politics for the Uninitiated)

The irony of PA state residents footing the bill for this type of program, which provides (at best) marginal benefit to the state’s wine consumers while helping to perpetuate the state’s monopoly position in wine distribution and therefore bolsters continuing higher prices, limited selection, and decreasing incentive to improve service, well, it’s not lost on all of us, is it?
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Pennsylvania Uncorks Wine’s Worst Idea Ever (A Primer of PA State Politics for the Uninitiated)

The irony of PA state residents footing the bill for this type of program, which provides (at best) marginal benefit to the state’s wine consumers while helping to perpetuate the state’s monopoly position in wine distribution and therefore bolsters continuing higher prices, limited selection, and decreasing incentive to improve service, well, it’s not lost on all of us, is it?
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Wine Pairing Recipes: Seafood Medley Stew

There are many regional variations on seafood stew. It depends on where you are; but if you are near the sea there is some local delicacy similar to the one described below. In Italy it is Cioppino. France has Bouillabaisse and the Spanish have Suquet. Portugal is famous for Caldeirada. And that does not even take into account all of the wonderful Asian varieties out there. This particular stew takes a little inspiration from all of them.
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C³ — Content, Credibility & Critics

Many mainstream wine writers would have you believe that credibility and the ability to analyze a wine is a tenured position at Wine Critic University, available only after having earned a PhD in the Vinous Arts, an honor bestowed after a long career of analyzing and contemplating wine in all of its historical majesty.