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Monte Xanic 2010 Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc

Monte Xanic 2010 Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $15

Rating: 13.5/20

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The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea

The Atlantic City waterfront from the sea


Haute Cuisine by the Sea

by Patricia Mack


This year, three culinary superstars will host the 6th annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, which runs from July 25 to 27. Martha Stewart will join chef Robert Irvine of Restaurant: Impossible and chef Marcus Samuelsson at the popular seaside celebration, which features a wide array of food and wine from local and international chefs, as well as spectacular events such as the Grand Market, an outdoor grand tasting event right in the heart of Bally’s Brighton Park.

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Ruhlmann Crémant d'Alsace Brut

Ruhlmann Crémant d’Alsace Brut

Price: $21

Rating: 13.5/20

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Virginia Marie Lambrix 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir


Price: $20

Rating: 14/20

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Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal

Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal


Price: $40

Rating: 14/20

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The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution

By Tom Acitelli

(Chicago Review Press, 2013)

The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli


Craft beer has come incredibly far in just a few decades. As Tom Acitelli describes it in The Audacity of Hops, the history of craft brewing in America is nothing short of revolutionary! From just under 100 U.S. breweries in 1980, there are now nearly 3,000. This explosive growth unfolded largely as a consumer reaction against the mass production of bland beer by big breweries.

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Shannon Ridge 2011 "Terre Vermielle" Vineyard Barbera

Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera


Price: $30

Rating: 13.5/20

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Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc


Price: $26

Rating: 14/20

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Terra d'Oro 2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier

Terra d’Oro 2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier


Price: $16

Rating: 13.5/20

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La Nuit en Rosé


La Nuit en Rosé

by Barnaby Hughes


Rosé is one of the world’s most underrated wines. It can be surprisingly affordable, incredibly versatile, and utterly refreshing, but the good stuff often gets lost among the oceans of White Zinfandel and other pink plonk being produced both here and abroad. A new rosé festival launching this month in New York aims to right this wrong.

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