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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

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Enough With the Rich, Already

Lower-priced wines need the love, too

Posted: August 5, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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When Did Wine Become So Partisan?

Why crusades are a fool's errand

Posted: July 15, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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Pursuing Particularity

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

Posted: July 1, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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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

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Goodbye to All That

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

Posted: June 3, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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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

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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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Finally, Making It to Madeira

It’s the “Jurassic Park” of fine wine

Posted: April 15, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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The World’s Greatest House White

An extraordinary 24 hours in Portugal

Posted: April 1, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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Is Portugal the Most Exciting Wine Place on the Planet Today?

It may well be. That’s why I moved there

Posted: March 18, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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In Praise of the Unobtainable

Why rare wines are essential

Posted: March 4, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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How to Go Right—and Wrong—with a Restaurant Wine List

Wine lists are minefields. Do you know how to pick your way through?

Posted: February 18, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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The Loss of Loyalty

Are we seeing an erosion of emotion and loyalty among modern wine lovers?

Posted: February 4, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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Why Our Wine Era Really Is Different

It's because of the "M" word: Mentality

Posted: January 21, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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The Truth About Old Wines

Why absolutely nobody is an expert when tasting old wines

Posted: January 7, 2014  By Matt Kramer

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What Would You Say Today to Your Younger Wine-Self?

A voice from the Ghost of Wines Past (with apologies to Dickens)

Posted: December 17, 2013  By Matt Kramer

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Never Mind Fantasy Football. What About Your Fantasy Wine List?

If you owned a restaurant, what would you choose?

Posted: December 3, 2013  By Matt Kramer

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How to Really Understand Wine

Hint: You want depth, not breadth

Posted: November 19, 2013  By Matt Kramer

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