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News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Free at Last! Free at Last!

You should get a divorce from the marriage of food and wine

Posted: December 7, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Composition vs. Performance

Let us now praise great sites rather than great winemaking

Posted: November 16, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Why Wine Needs Fashion

We drink the dream as much as the wine

Posted: November 2, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

It's All About Authenticity

Forget about scores. They're not the problem

Posted: October 19, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Total Transformation

Wines today are almost unrecognizable from those of the 1970s. Is this for the better?

Posted: October 5, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Are You Losing It?

Do you think you're a lesser taster because—gasp!—you're getting older?

Posted: September 21, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

I'll Show You Mine

If you show me yours

Posted: September 7, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Are You a Good Wine Host?

And, for that matter, how good a "wine guest" are you?

Posted: August 17, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What Makes a Wine Ageworthy?

We cellar wines because we believe they will transform. But what qualities indicate that potential?

Posted: August 3, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Are You Afraid of Italian Wines?

A shocking confession: Even the experts find the country's wines daunting

Posted: July 20, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What Syrah Really Needs

Despite high quality, California Syrah producers have a problem: The best Syrahs need cellaring

Posted: July 6, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

If It Says "Old Vines," Will You Buy?

The benefits of old vines are debatable, particularly to those who don't have them

Posted: June 15, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Some Truths About Wine

Questions of decanting, aging and the necessity of visiting the place where the wine is made

Posted: June 1, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Belief in Barbera

How one of Italy’s top winemakers showed us how much great vineyards matter

Posted: May 18, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Adiós Argentina—For Now

Parting thoughts on the country’s people, its grass-fed beef (including a dirty little secret) and, of course, its wines

Posted: May 4, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Why "Exotic" Is Essential

To become great wine countries, Argentina and Chile need distinctive wineries that offer an altogether new vision

Posted: April 20, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Into the Patagonian Desert

What are wineries doing in the empty flatlands of Argentina? And why are some of the wines so good?

Posted: April 6, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

What I've Never Seen Before

The extraordinary “invasion” of outsiders into Argentina’s wine culture is resulting in surprising benefits

Posted: March 16, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

Universal Translator

Wine-tasting groups. Proper wineglasses. Wines that deserve discussion. Argentina is starting to develop a culture of fine-wine appreciation

Posted: March 2, 2010  By Matt Kramer

News & Features  :  Drinking Out Loud

¡Hola! from Buenos Aires

Exploring Argentina’s food and wine—though still in search of a good steak house wine list

Posted: February 16, 2010  By Matt Kramer

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