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Paris Tasting: Much To-Do About Nothing!

Posted: June 5, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

I've toyed with saying this, but have always opted not to, instead pretending that the Paris Tasting of 1976 never happened. But with all the renewed publicity, especially with a big-city California newspaper dedicating three full pages of its wine section to covering the re-enactment of the event two weeks ago, I can no longer remain silent.

May 31, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

This Issue

Exploring New York State

Posted: May 31, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

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Sopranos Versus 24

Posted: May 22, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

I'm addicted to Jack Bauer. That doesn't mean I'm not crazy about Tony Soprano. But I'm addicted to Bauer and 24 to the point that I want David Palmer back as President. Anyway, last week I went to a dinner party.

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The Future of Editors' Blogs Here

Posted: May 16, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

Wine Spectator Online is nearly 10 years old now, but we are constantly launching new features on the site. One of the most recent--and most successful--is our editors' blogs. This section is off to a grand start.

May 15, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

This Issue

Great Grapes: Pinot Noir

Posted: May 15, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

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Las Vegas Grand Tour Finishes With Boos!

Posted: May 10, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

More than 2,000 wine lovers attended the Wine Spectator Grand Tour Saturday night at The Venetian Hotel Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The event began at 7:00 p.m. Pouring wines were more than 200 of the best producers from around the world.

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And the Answer Is ...

Posted: May 4, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

Thank you for all your responses to my blog on tipping for wine service. I guess it really is a "hot button" for many of you. If you ask 10 people this question, you will get 10 different answers. The breadth of your responses is across the board.

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A Perplexing Restaurant Question: What's the Correct Tip on Wine?

Posted: May 3, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

Last week, a friend of mine went out to dinner with two friends to a high-end casual restaurant in New York City. They all ordered appetizers, a main course, coffee and dessert. The food part of the bill was about $300.

April 30, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

Wine Spectator Celebrates 30 Years

Posted: April 30, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken

March 31, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

A Great Vintage for Bordeaux

Posted: March 31, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

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