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Discovering a Lost Winemaking Culture

Palate Press editor Mike Madaio recently released his first book: Lost Mount Penn: Wineries, Railroads and Resorts of Reading. It chronicles a forgotten society of German-immigrant winemakers in Berks County, P...

Try Cariñena Wines Right Now

Perched in the Northeastern corner of Spain, Cariñena’s vineyards cannot be summarized neatly. This Spanish wine region's terroir comes not only from the soil and climate in which the grapes are grown, but also...

Has Italian Rose Finally Arrived?

Italy is currently the world's number one producer of wine, and the top exporter to the US, yet Italian rosé hasn't been more than a bit player in the pink market. Though actually the world's second-largest exp...

A Giant Steppe in Vodka

I am a ginhead, and have always been pretty dismissive of vodka -- until now, when a particular bottle came into my possession. It bore the name “Taiga Shtof” and came from Siberia. It also bore a hefty price t...