Ingredients on the wine label. Absolutely.

    Last week three requests rolled in, "Alice, what is your position on wine ingredient labels?"Three requests meant that even though I have expressed my opinions in Naked Wine and in interviews, perhaps I best spell it out.

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    Emergency kosher wines for the holidays

    Desperate for something good to drink for the New Year? I can help you out with a special Feiring Line Wine Society edition, because I know the pain. I gathered a few of my favorites, tried to find wines as natural as I could, and as terroir expressive as I could, and bundled them up for you. Save for the Champagne, all are non-meshuval, meaning they have not been pasteurized. Don't worry.

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    Jewish New Year wine offering

    Desperate for something good to drink for the New Year? I decided to help you out with a specialFeiring Line Wine Societyedition, because I know the pain. I gathered a few of my favorites, tried to find wines as natural as I could, and as terroir expressive as I could, and bundled them up for you. Save for the Champagne, all are non-meshuval, meaning they have not been pasteurized. Don't worry.

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    Gamay in Australia? You bet!

    The morning wine writer and ukulele-meisterMax Allenand I tanked up on flat whites and headed out of Melbourne, the bush fires kept the Victoria air smelling like barbeque. Our first visit was Bindi (conventional but snappy and sexy pinot and chardonnay). Then we hit the biodynamic and dry farming advocates, Jasper Hill and Castagna (“I make syrah not shiraz.”).

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    Plonk in the wine fridge

    Okay. I know that I am so not alone. I have been to several houses in the past few years. They belong to well-to-do folk with either proper wine cellars or expensive wine fridges such as Sub Zero. Traulson and the like. And what do they have in them? Wines from Trader Joe, or other supermarket lables like Vielle Ferme. And, on more than one occassion I have been asked to assess the 'collection.

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    Franck Balthazar: the Connery of Cornas

    Franck inspects his vineyard in prime Cornas Franck Balthazar, who looks like a slighter, younger Sean Connery, was getting me car sick. I had zipped down from Burgundy. For one day, I teamed up with my friend Amy Lillard, ofLa Gramièreand we were in Franck’s clangy truck, taking the curves, and heading up into the heart of the Cornas terroir, an amphitheater of vines.

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    Knish, In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

    I offer you this knish. Knish, In Search of the Jewish Soul Food,by Laura Silver, is coming out in May from Brandeis University Press. I was impressed. Silver's story begins on the one-year anniversary of her grandmother's death when she drove to Brighton Beach in search of her Grandma Fritzy's  favorite, Mrs. Stahl's. She was craving a memorial knish. The storefront was intact, but Mrs.

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    Postcard from Powelltown

    The first time I heard the name Alex Podolinsky was in Bordeaux. It was in 2008.  I was Michel Favard of Chateau Meylet. "You don't know Alex?" he asked. I admitted I did not. Alex had been his initial consultant and Favard was in awe.

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