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About Jeff Alexander

A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who has drained many worldwide destinations of wine, beer and spirits including Europe, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Argentina, Central America and Alaska. Bottles that hold his attention tend to emanate from the Rhone, Alsace, New York, California and, increasingly, Pennsylvania. He is a devout acidhound and will always take a glass of Riesling in a pinch.

Galer Estate Red Lion Chardonnay 2012

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Chester County winery serves a good reason to drink close to home. Read more

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Taron Cepas Centenarias Rioja 2010

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A charming Tempranillo nod to the PLCB’s October Rioja focus. Read more

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Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

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A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Read more

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Fall PA Wine Primer

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Checking in with producers around the Commonwealth. Read more

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Smith-Madrone Wines

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Napa Valley looks up to the Smith brothers. Read more

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Uruguay on the Schuylkill

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Sampling a South American producer with Philly ties. Read more

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Lake Effect

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In the Finger Lakes, the future of east coast wine is now. Read more

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William Knuttel Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011

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Juicy fruit from Sonoma. Read more

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Chester County Connection

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A visit to Va La’s little vineyard reveals a pair of extraordinary wines, and more. Read more

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Points North

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Visiting our Finger Lakes neighbors. Read more

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Philly’s Big Cheese

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Celebrating 75 Years of Di Bruno with our favorite pairings. Read more

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June Roundup

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Short notes on wines we tried last month. Read more

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Suddenly, Last Summer (of Riesling)

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Talking noble wine with Paul Grieco, and PLCB recommendations. Read more

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Wholesale Grift?

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Fighting to bring wine lists down to earth with PLCB price reform. Read more

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#Rioja!

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Bullish on Spain’s top wine region. Read more

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