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Two-Buck Chuck: Wine of the People or Cultural Wedge?

Mention Two-Buck Chuck, the nickname for the famously cheap Charles Shaw wines made by Bronco Wine Company, and you are…

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In Vienna, Taking to the Hills for Wine

Though Vienna’s vineyards are within city limits, they can feel a world away. Among the rows of grapes on the…

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Fred Franzia, 79, Dies; Upended Wine Industry With Two-Buck Chuck

Fred Franzia, the iconoclastic businessman who turned the wine industry on its head with his inexpensive Charles Shaw label, better…

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A Dozen Reasons to Drink Beaujolais

Nothing is trendy about Beaujolais. Yet for a lot of younger wine drinkers reared on a diet of either mass-market…

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Desert Winemaking ‘Sounds Absurd,’ but Israeli Vineyards in Negev Show the Way

SDE BOKER, Israel — Say “wine tasting,” and the words immediately conjure images of verdant hills in Napa Valley or…

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What’s the Deal With Riesling?

When introducing the subject of dry German rieslings last month, I wondered why so many people say they do not…

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Your Final Wine School Assignment

This column will be the last installment of Wine School. I’m distressed to say that. I’ve learned so much in…

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The Problem With Wine Bottles

Glass bottles have historically been the perfect containers for wine. They are inert and handily sealed, so wine can age…

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One Fifth, Serving Updated Italian Fare, Is Set to Open in Greenwich Village

Headliner One Fifth With a nearly 100-year history, this Art Deco-styled space, most recently the Batali and Bastianich team’s Otto,…

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