Author Archives: Jeff Alexander

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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.

Cheap(er) Date

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PLCB mark-downs on bubbly in time for February 14. Read more

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Burgess Syrah 2009

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Rhone-like red from a steady-Eddie Napa producer. Read more

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Fero Saperavi 2013

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A far-flung grape finds itself closer to our home. Read more

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Newman!

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The former PLCB chairman talks beginnings and futures. Read more

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Arresting Development

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A former cop locks down the bounty of Washington State. Read more

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Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2011

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A rare Chairman’s Selection from a top Argentinian producer. Read more

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December Roundup

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Short notes on bottles we sampled last month. Read more

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A Bubbly Trio

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Champers at Chairman’s prices. Read more

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It’s the Meal, Stupid

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Thanksgiving whites from the PLCB, simple and affordable. Read more

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November Roundup

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Short notes on recent bottles we sampled last month. Read more

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Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2012

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A Chairman’s Selection from the Mosel that’s alive alive alive. Read more

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Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

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A complex Spanish red at a brilliant value price. Read more

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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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