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Bourgeois Burgers

Bourgeois Burgers

This is a true story about an honest winemaker who grew increasingly bemused at what was being asked of him. Anthony Truchard is sitting at a banquet table in Serpico. He is laughing into his glass of wine.   If you ...

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The Mondavi of New Jersey

The Mondavi of New Jersey

1976 was a big year for two young men, even if they didn’t know it at the time. The first was George Taber, a reporter who was covering a wine judging event in France. The second was Louis Caracciolo, who ...

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The Trailer Park Challenge

The Trailer Park Challenge

Once a month, the bell tolls for a sole sommelier. At the appointed hour, the clang resonates throughout the city of Philadelphia, reverberating through each and every down- town restaurant. His fellow sommeliers hang their heads in mourning. They duck ...

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The Magic Vineyard of Fort Washington

The Magic Vineyard of Fort Washington

Karamoor Estates is harvesting something special. By Keith Wallace There is a vineyard just sixteen miles north of Philadelphia. Its wines are earning high praise from some of the best sommeliers in the city. “It was love at first taste,” ...

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Thorn of the Grapes

Thorn of the Grapes

For the past few issues, I have been writing about local wineries. During one such drinking session interview, a winemaker clued me into the riddle of Thorn Hill Vineyards, a Pennsylvania winery with vineyards in California. They had a tasting ...

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Shotguns and Cabernet

Shotguns and Cabernet

Beer bottles were bouncing in the back of the BMW. The driver, Sean Comninos, was pushing down hard on the accelerator, grinding through a row of grape vines. The green canopy flickered past the windows, and then suddenly, nothing but ...

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