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What if he cancels the 2016 Congressional elections?

  It looks to me like Trump’s going down. The walls appear to be closing in on him—Cohen, Manafort, Avenatti, Mueller, Flynn. The noose is tightening. But I have to admit to a great deal of unease even as I make that statement. Am I over-confident? After all, we’ve been here before, many times. The news for him seems extraordinarily …

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Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog » Daily Wine News: Cornas Pioneer Dies

Posted by Shelby Vittek | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 07-23-2018 Auguste Clape. (Source: Kermit Lynch) In the New York Times, Eric Asimov pens an obituary for Auguste Clape, “a pillar of the northern Rhône Valley wine region whose sturdy yet remarkably soulful wines awakened interest in the little-known Cornas appellation.” Clape died on July 13 in France. …

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Burgundy climats and the great question – Andrew Jefford

 … and Andrew Jefford asks it (eventually)… A word of advice, first: if you are bored by matters of detail, skip the next 12 paragraphs to go straight to the ‘great question’. Pure-hearted students of burgundy (those who have started this second paragraph) quickly learn that the individual vineyard provides a key point of focus in this prized region. You’ve …

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Flat Rock ? Jamie Goode’s wine blog

Nice to revisit Flat Rock, which has one of the prettiest cellar door views in Niagara. On this stunningly clear day we could see over Lake Ontario to Toronto. Owner Ed Madronich hosted us, together with relatively new winemaker David Sheppard, who was hired when Jay Johnston left for Hidden Bench. Dave finished up the 2016 wines and is responsible …

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From the archive: Dry Sherry for summer – panel tasting results

Choose one of these dry Sherries to drink with olives, ibérico ham, caramelised nuts or seafood this summer… Originally published in Decanter magazine’s March 2014 issue and now available online in full, with tasting notes exclusively for Premium members 71 wines tasted with seven rated Outstanding The panel tasters were: Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW & Nick Room Depth of …

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Steven Spurrier: Fine wines for the cellar and dinner table

Decanter’s long-standing consultant editor reports on a re-visiting of the fabled Judgement of Paris, as well as recommending fine wines for drinking now and others to lay down. Re-visiting the Judgement of Paris A dinner held at London wine club 67 Pall Mall, hosted by Alan Davies under the theme ‘Revisting the 1976 Judgement of Paris’, produced a stunning range …

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