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News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Faux Luxury or the Real Thing?

What’s the difference and why does it matter?

Posted: February 17, 2015  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

The Magic Phrase

What really moves you to reach for your wallet?

Posted: February 3, 2015  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What You Need to Know Now, 2015 Edition

Never mind what was important before. What about now?

Posted: January 20, 2015  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Doing It Differently

In search of new perspectives

Posted: January 6, 2015  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

The Museum-ification of Wine

Have ultrahigh prices distorted our understanding and enjoyment of wine?

Posted: December 16, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

We're Not Going Anywhere

You think an algorithm can replace a critic? Think again

Posted: December 2, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Real-World Burgundy

Really, it's nowhere near as expensive or challenging as you might think

Posted: November 18, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Coming Your Way

Wines that you'll be hearing about—and why

Posted: November 4, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Instant Wine Geek

Come on, you know you really want it

Posted: October 21, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Why Tasting Matters

The Gotcha Gang sneers from willful ignorance

Posted: October 7, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

How to Be Smart About Wine

Hint: It's not just about money and points

Posted: September 16, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Why Words Matter

The words you use shape how you taste

Posted: September 2, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Wines of Affection

Price and scores simply don't matter—you just love them

Posted: August 19, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Enough With the Rich, Already

Lower-priced wines need the love, too

Posted: August 5, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

When Did Wine Become So Partisan?

Why crusades are a fool's errand

Posted: July 15, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Pursuing Particularity

How do you create a truly remarkable cellar if you're not made of money?

Posted: July 1, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

The Most Powerful Force in Fine Wine Today

It's not the big distribution box movers. Rather, it's the small importer evangelicals

Posted: June 17, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Goodbye to All That

At the end of our three-month stay, some thoughts about Portugal

Posted: June 3, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Is 'Varietal' a Dead End?

Sure, it’s a useful marketing tool. But it’s not the right word anymore

Posted: May 20, 2014  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Can Douro Do Grand Cru?

The search for serious greatness in Portugal’s grandest wine zone

Posted: May 6, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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