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December 2018

Reboule du Rhône Has Successful Second Year
The charity happening that celebrates Northern Rhône wines raised more than $250,000 in November
Posted: Dec 18, 2018 3:00pm ET
By Emma Balter
There was great momentum around the second Reboule du Rhône, which took place Nov. 15–18 in New York and raised money for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Wine Spectator's Emma Balter went back to see old and new faces and taste some legendary Northern Rhône wine.
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Is Oregon Wine Afraid of Meiomi-zation?
After federal authorities objected, Joe Wagner agreed to change his labels for Elouan, but some Oregon vintners and politicians remain unsatisfied
Posted: Dec 10, 2018 1:00pm ET
By Mitch Frank
How did a dispute over appellations and the marketing of Joe Wagner’s Elouan Pinot Noir turn into an all-out rumble? Wine Spectator’s Mitch Frank says the true cause may be Meiomi and competing visions of Oregon wine’s future.
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A Celebration of Natural Wine
More than 100 winegrowers showcased their wines at the Raw Wine fair in New York
Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:00am ET
By Aleks Zecevic
Wine Spectator's Aleks Zecevic reports from the Raw Wine fair in New York, where thousands of wine lovers and proponents of organic, biodynamic, non-interventionist wine gathered to taste samples from around the world.
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10 Things That Might Surprise You About Prohibition
It's the 85th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. Remember that?
Posted: Dec 5, 2018 9:00am ET
By Emma Balter
Dec. 5 is Repeal Day, marking the 85th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, which put wine, beer and spirits back on the menu after the United Stated banned the sale of alcohol. But how well do you know your Prohibition trivia? Who drove the temperance movement? Was Prohibition racist? What did grapegrowers do with all those grapes? Which unlikely state made Repeal official? Wine Spectator's Emma Balter quenches your thirst for knowledge.
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