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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.

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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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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