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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.

Bottle Roundup – April

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Quick thoughts on currently available, sometimes laudable wines. Read more

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Bonny Doon Contra 2012

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A contrarian Chairman’s Selection from Cali that harmonizes old and new (worlds). Read more

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Best in Show

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Talking price, quality and award-winning PA wine. Read more

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Jones of Washington Riesling 2012

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Another kick-butt white from Washington State. Read more

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Philly Wine Week Starts March 23

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Local wineries, Philly restaurants and global varieties highlight inaugural event. Read more

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Bottle Roundup

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Quick thoughts on notable wines in stores now. Read more

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Montes Twins 2012

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A Chilean red that’s part grace, part gonzo. Read more

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Dig the New Breed

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Jon Bonné on why you should care about California. Read more

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New Year’s Value

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When low cost yields higher quality wine. Read more

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Southern Composure

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Long Island’s Wolffer Estate is at home among elite wineries of the East. Read more

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Baron von Bernau Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2012

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Score it a nein. Read more

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Landmark Vineyards Grand Detour Pinot Noir 2011

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A potent, complex Californian earns its price tag. Read more

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Gifted Wine

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When you care enough not to give a popcorn sampler. Read more

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Gordon Estate Syrah 2009

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A complex Washington red at the right price. Read more

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Wine to Flow at PA Farm Show

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In-state wineries dish about what’s on tap for the annual ag confab. Read more

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