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Ethiopian Honey Wine, The Return Of Zima: The Imbiber Answers Your Questions

Burning questions? Useless info? Perhaps.
Feb 2, 2015 3:30 pm

Dan Dunn is Food Republic's brave booze columnist, the author of such stories as "Introducing The Liam Neeson Drinking Game" and "Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day?" This man does not hold back.

End Of The Road: 12 Random Observations About My Cross-Country Wine Trip

Like 12 days of Christmas, but with a higher ABV
Dec 19, 2014 9:00 am

Dan Dunn is visiting wineries across the country for his new book project, and he's spilling his guts along the way in his long-running Food Republic column The Imbiber. This is the final installment. We know. We're sad, too.

Georgia Wine Is On My Mind

Dan Dunn hops on the midnight train
Dec 4, 2014 3:00 pm

I’m happy to report that I visited a bunch of vineyards in North Georgia, and tasted some surprisingly delicious juice. Anybody who tells you they’ve gone to Georgia expecting to find great locally-produced wine is either lying or out of their mind (a combination, by the way, that has served Georgia politicians well for decades). Here's what I discovered. It's impressive.

Why Can't American Wine Get Any Respect, Even In America?

A boozy New World explorer confronts Old World bias
Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Amid his ongoing quest to chronicle America's most underrated off-the-beaten-path wineries, our traveling correspondent Dan Dunn stops for a sip — OK, several — in New York, where he meets with some renowned sommeliers to discuss a sticky issue: how U.S. wine stacks up against the French stuff. You can probably guess how that contest played out.

50 Wines In 50 States: Carry On Wayward Dunn

Oregon pinot, NPH, pudding shots and that song
Oct 23, 2014 1:01 pm

Dan Dunn is visiting wineries across the country for his new book project, and he's spilling his guts along the way in his long-running Food Republic column The Imbiber.  This week he travels around Oregon, Washington and Wyoming with a certain song in his head. 

50 Wines In 50 States: Kurt Russell Starring In The Selection Of The Clones

On the wine scene in Santa Barbara County
Oct 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Over the past 23 days, columnist Dan Dunn has driven in excess of 4,000 miles through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado while researching a book on wine. His latest dispatch goes back to the trip's earliest days, in Santa Barbara County wine region, where he sits down to talk wine with the Cash half of Tango and Cash.

This Man Is Drinking His Way Through Wineries In All Of America's 50 States

Our cocktail columnist takes the ultimate wine trip
Sep 25, 2014 12:00 pm

I’m on the road researching a book that HarperCollins has graciously offered to publish. The working title is American Wino. If all goes as planned — and, let’s face it, there’s little chance of that happening — what I’ll eventually wind up producing is a tome that is part vision-quest, part guidebook, part journey into the bizarre tapestry of American life. Indeed, it is my sincerest hope that Wino will turn out to be a work of epic importance that will make you laugh, make you cry, and teach you a whole lot about wine.

What Your Frozen Drink Says About You

That daiquiri in your hand? It means something.
Aug 14, 2014 12:00 pm

There ain’t no cure for hot like cold. And there ain’t no cold like frozen. And we hear that frozen things can be combined with drinking things. There’s just one problem. Most frozen drinks are all hat and no cattle, lulling you into a fantasy of ice and sugar with barely a smidge of the good stuff. Now we're not saying every frozen drink turns you into a Bravo Channel-watching wuss. But what columnist Dan Dunn is saying is that every frozen drink says something about you. 

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