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Who is the greatest cheap wine expert in the world?

No offense, Andre Mack, but it’s not you – it’s the Wine Curmudgeon What better way to end the blog’s almost 14-year run as a free website than with this

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The blog moves to a paid newsletter on Monday

The paid version of the Wine Curmudgeon debuts on Monday The free version of the blog ends today, so anyone who gets the posts via FeedBlitz (the email

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The dilemma of wine availability, why you’re so angry about it, and why it just won’t go away

Blame the three-tier system for the dilemma of wine availability, as well as some surprising venom from the blog’s readers There has been a surprisingly Blame the three-tier system for the dilemma of wine availability and some surprising venom from the blog’s readers.

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Wine of the week: d'Arenberg The Stump Jump 2017

How about Aussie shiraz that’s high alcohol, but also balanced? Then check out d’Arenberg The Stump Jump I wrote this a couple of years ago, and it still How about Aussie shiraz that’s high alcohol, but also balanced? Then check out d’Arenberg The Stump Jump,

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Winebits 688: The “three more reasons why I worry about the future of the wine business” edition

This week’s wine news: An argument about how to score wines closed with Coravin, plus another intellectual property lawsuit, and the dismal future of This week’s wine news: An argument about how to score wines closed with Coravin, plus another intellectual property lawsuit, and the dismal future of restaurant wine.

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Six things to know about the suspension of the European wine tariff -- and why they’re almost all good

The WC was dead wrong about the European wine tariff, and he couldn’t be happier The United States and the European Union have agreed to a four-month The WC was dead wrong about the European wine tariff, and he couldn’t be happier.

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The Southern Glazer’s-Constellation deal is one more slap up the head for wine drinkers

Wholesaler Southern Glazer’s will control the No. 1 and No. 3 U.S. wine companies in key parts of the U.S. Can higher prices and less selection be far Wholesaler Southern Glazer’s will control the No. 1 and No. 3 U.S. wine companies in key parts of the U.S. Can higher prices and less selection be far behind?

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The blog moves to a paid newsletter on March 15

The paid version of the Wine Curmudgeon starts on March 15 -- and lots of you are coming along The free version of the blog ends a week from today, and

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U.S. suspends whisky tariff; does this mean there's hope for wine?

U.S. suspends tariff on United Kingdom whisky for four months to allow for negotiations The BBC is reporting this morning that the U.S. has agreed to

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Wine and food pairings 12: Hot dogs (because everyone refuses to believe it can be done)

The Wine Curmudgeon pairs wine with some of his favorite recipes in this occasional feature. This edition: three wines with hot dogs -- a fancy version, The Wine Curmudgeon pairs wine with some of his favorite recipes in this occasional feature. This edition: three wines with lemon rosemary roasted turkey thighs.