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December 2009

End of an Era for Newspaper Wine Columns
Wall Street Journal wine writers are the latest to depart
Posted: Dec 29, 2009 2:52pm ET

The past year’s recession, coupled with the challenges facing traditional print media, have effectively shut down publications, terminated wine columns and eliminated a significant number of wine writer jobs, mostly through attrition and staff reductions. Wall Street Journal wine columnists John Brecher and Dorothy J. Gaiter are the latest to go, ending a 12-year, 579 column run.

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Defining the "New Normal"
In both wine and economics, it means different things
Posted: Dec 28, 2009 2:15pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube talks about the "new normal" for American wine consumers, and where the prices of value and luxury wines are heading.

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Time Marches On
One year fades as a new one approaches
Posted: Dec 22, 2009 1:00pm ET

'Tis the time of year when many consider the main events of the past year, and in this instance, the past decade. Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube reflects on a year and decade fading into history.

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Lowering the Bar on Alcohol Levels
Finding an 11.7 percent wIne isn't so rare after all
Posted: Dec 1, 2009 1:30pm ET

After being surprised by the low alcohol level of a Burgundy Pinot Noir, Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube discovers that low alcohol wines aren't so rare after all.

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