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Meg Houston Maker
Personal site at megmaker.com and food journal at makerstable.com.
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Over 1,200 years of viticulture inform the Rieslings grown at Schloss Johannisberg. This learning is embodied in three beautiful wines from the 2013 vintage. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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The best Napa and Sonoma Sauvignon Blancs are sunny but not unserious, with crisp green citrus notes and a freshness that lets them sing with food. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Winter’s best red wines wrap their fruit around an earthy core, binding them to the seasonings and simmered savoriness in winter’s comfort foods. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Twomey’s 2012 Pinot Noirs are brilliant and delicious, serious and elegant, all at once. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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The Horse Heaven Hills AVA turns ten years old in 2015. These five reds prove the region's growing up. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Hourglass Estate's wines are complex and beautifully articulated; some leave you with a surprise that you might love. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Maker’s Table
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Wine is not one thing, it’s many, always shifting and evolving. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Maker’s Table
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Philippe Chavy farms some of the best vineyard soil in the world. But making an age-worthy wine takes more than just good fruit. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Maker’s Table
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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A chance encounter with an older non-vintage sparkler led to Lesson Number Three. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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A wine both chiseled and delicate, with a framework of bones and iron bedecked in pale flowers—it's Burgundian, but from somewhere new. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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My favorite wines of 2014 charged at my palate, changed my mind, and taught me something wonderful. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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After my second or third sip, the wine started to work on me—What is this wine about? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Philippe Chavy's wines present a delicious balance between opulence and verticality. Here, notes on eleven of his wines, from village to premier cru. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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We talked about wine journalism, taste literacy, and making a living doing what you love. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Maker’s Table
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Crémant d'Alsace's creamy texture, savory heft, crackly citrus acidity, and affordable prices are cause enough for celebration. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Polished yet food-friendly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Carneros. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A bottle from a tiny lieu-dit in Nuits-Saint-Georges reminded me what wine's truly made from. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Davis Bynum's Jane's Vineyard Pinot Noirs are blithe and luminous—and offer a delicious lesson in the effect of clonal selection. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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These Oregon Pinot Noirs are ripe with voluptuous acidity, shimmery minerals, and a forest-earthiness that keeps the fruit in perspective. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Maker’s Table