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Meg Houston Maker
Personal site at megmaker.com and food journal at makerstable.com.
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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 3 days ago 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
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Substantial white wines do belong on the winter table. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A great wine has an element of surprise, has found new ways to leave its imprint on you. Here are three. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A primer on pairing cheese with sparkling wines, with tasting notes on ten great bubblies and a cheese that makes a perfect match. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A rumination on Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, and what we learn by tasting. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Maker’s Table