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Meg Houston Maker
Personal site at megmaker.com and food journal at makerstable.com.
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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 3 hours ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Wines of the Week, a study in acid: From Ridge, Wente, Matua, and Erath wineries Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A weekly roundup of wines worth sharing—from Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Napa Valley Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A weekly roundup of wines worth sharing—from Montalcino, Chianti Rùfina, Carneros, Lodi, and Livermore Valley Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Wines from Törley, one of Hungaria's oldest sparkling wineries, deliver refreshment, interestingness, and great value. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A weekly roundup of wines worth sharing—from Rioja, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rùfina, Loire, and Dry Creek Valley Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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A weekly roundup of wines worth sharing. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Eleven stand-out American Pinot Noirs, wines whose fine details and ruby-citrus acidity make them brilliant dining companions. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Living with a companion animal yields both boundless joy and exquisite sadness. Both are vital. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Meg Houston Maker
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Ed Thralls is producing elegant, beautifully structured Pinot Noirs that show both polish and elan. Here, an interview with tasting notes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Maker’s Table
This rings true. But Squadrati needs to learn how to spell "witchcraft."
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Producers might put Burgundy's terroir into bottle, but how should they put it into words? Wine communications scholar Emily Spillmann weighs in. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Maker’s Table
Thanks so much, Jeremy. Happy new year to you and yours, too!
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Wine writer and natural wine advocate Alice Feiring suggests how to find the best old-fangled producers in Burgundy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Maker’s Table
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Six delicious méthode traditionnelle sparklers to help you ring in the New Year. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at Maker’s Table
Hi SAHMmelier, Barnard is smack-dab in the center of the state, but Deirdre pulls some of her fruit from Mina Brothers Vineyard in Vergennes. The next time you're here, you must also seek out Lincoln Peak Vineyard in Middlebury, about 20 minutes south of Vergennes. Their wines are excellent. Cheers, Meg
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2013 on La Garagista: Real Vermont Wine at Maker’s Table
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I’m headed to Burgundy in June 2014. It's my first trip, so I'm gathering advice from those who've gone before. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Maker’s Table
Todd, Many thanks for reading and for your thoughtful remarks. I must try your wines one day! Let's make it happen in 2014. Cheers, Meg
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2013 on La Garagista: Real Vermont Wine at Maker’s Table