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Mark Spivak

Quench! – The Mystery of Alsace

Alsace is one of the most baffling categories in the universe of wine:Critics and experts constantly rave about how magnificent the wines are, yet nobody drinks them. Mark investigates some of the factors that may contribute to this conundrum, and talks with Lisa Klinck-Shea, brand ambassador for the Helfrich winery in Alsace, to get her insights.

On Bizarre Beverage news, Mark explores follow-ups on two stories of 2013:the dangers of pruno, the illicit wine made by prison inmates, and the lawsuit filed by California’s Duckhorn winery against the new line of wines from Duck Dynasty.


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