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  • Brisk and Refreshing
    brisk concentrated juicy and refreshing She labels terroir the most overused word in wine and declares that less than 5 percent of all wines improve with time In fact the drinking window for almost all the wine produced in the world is the same as the one for beer right away Wide ranging and iconoclastic Teague bemoans the wine world s fixation on 100 point scores and cheers the humble screw cap thanking New Zealand for championing this simple device that eliminates spoilage by bad corks and helps half empty bottles stay fresh longer Nowadays she writes some of the best wines in Germany Austria Australia and the United States are bottled under screw caps Defending Chilean wines against their usual faint praise dismissal as cheerful and cheap she notes that many are ambitious and sound displaying remarkable character and historical significance and yes value too The problem for Chile she proposes is that compared to iconic words like Napa and Burgundy the names of its important regions are harder to pronounce and have too many vowels Recommended Reading Kimchi Smoke Opens in Bergenfield Funny is a quality rarely associated with wine criticism but Teague can make you smile Moreover she wields her wit with purpose The pithy essays in Wine in Words her third book include one called Lost in Translation In it she returns to consumers apparent need for readability over drinkability German Riesling she writes is one of the most profound wines in the world sommeliers everywhere sing its praises and its versatility with food The problem is that the names of most German Rieslings aren t easy to spell or to pronounce Unlike the French word cru or the Italian riserva which look so alluring on labels German wine words look downright scary All those umlauts Born in Indiana raised there in North Carolina and Ohio Teague was exposed to wine glasses at an early age That s not a misprint My father designed and marketed glassware she says He paid more attention to the glasses than to the wine We had really nice wine glasses from all over the world and not very good wine She didn t encounter great wine until she spent six months in Dublin Again not a misprint In 1982 her junior year at Ohio s Kenyon College she studied in Dublin and was housed with the family of Ireland s leading wine merchant Peter Dunne of Mitchell Son Peter used to bring wine home at night and talk about it she says His wife Anne was a great cook so I had this absolute revelation about what the food and wine experience could be After college she settled in New York City and started as a retail wine salesperson In 1995 she got a job as food wine and books editor of Diversions a short lived Hearst magazine for physicians Two years later she parlayed that into a job as wine editor of Food Wine where she began writing a

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  • Toms River: A Story Of Science And Salvation Tells The Story Of Chemical Contamination And The Discovery Of A Cancer Cluster In Toms River
    at New York University Fagin spent five years researching and writing Toms River The result is a comprehensive case study of the environmental and human costs of chemical pollution In compelling detail Fagin chronicles the ways chemical manufacturers such as Ciba Geigy and Union Carbide secretly disposed of toxic waste in the town s namesake river He succeeds in making the science of cancer epidemiology interesting notwithstanding one lengthy section on biostatistics The book introduces new information such as the identity of the mystery nurse whose efforts spurred a state investigation Fagin interviewed affected parents and describes how they organized to fight the polluters taking legal action that prompted the companies to settle without admitting liability for an amount that reportedly topped 35 million Toms River is a cautionary tale about the Faustian tradeoffs between unfettered economic growth and industrial pollution The lessons of Toms River will resonate beyond New Jersey to places undergoing rapid industrialization like China and India There are no photos with those IDs or post 52068 does not have any attached images Read more Books Jersey Living Outdoors Science Your Health articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28

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  • The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
    geniuses 13 employees would earn Nobel prizes These brilliant scientists gave us the indispensable building blocks of the modern age including the transistor the laser fiber optics satellite communications technology and cellular telephony Gertner recounts how Bell Labs came to be and how its unique culture encouraged employees to work together in a way that had not been attempted previously and has not been exceeded since Through their free wheeling interactions scientists and theorists of disparate backgrounds and expertise were able to share in the single minded purpose of creating improving and expanding communications technology As the world moves away from idea factories and becomes more reliant on visionary entrepreneurs the significance of Bell Labs becomes increasingly clear To follow along with Gertner as he charts the company s history is to recognize our state s deep reservoir of intellect You won t find that depicted in any reality show There are no photos with those IDs or post 51995 does not have any attached images Read more Books Historic Jersey Jersey Living Science articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28 The Beach Boys Morristown Feb 10 SOMA Film Festival South Orange

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  • Julian Zelizer: Presidents & Precedents
    can change LBJ has undergone a transformation and Truman who was roundly hated is now looked upon as a great political architect NJM Jimmy Carter is often perceived as a presidential failure Is that fair JZ He had trouble getting his domestic agenda through Congress On the other hand the Camp David Accord which he is responsible for is the most successful treaty in the Middle East we have had Historians also are interested that he was the most aggressive president in dealing with conservation and our seemingly unending consumption and was a president who dealt with human rights NJM Would Ronald Reagan be out of step with his admirers in today s Republican Party JZ No Reagan was very conservative He pushed for a lot of deregulation in the economy and asked whether government is at all useful Because of him conservatives are more successful today than he was The party has shifted to the right but it started with him Remember in the 1970s before his term he was talking about eliminating the IRS Recommended Reading Courting Danger Actress Christina Jackson NJM Is Congressional gridlock something new JZ We do this all the time Back in the early 1960s during the Kennedy years the complaint was Congress is worse than ever There was a gridlock on lots of things not the least of it being Civil Rights It is just that now Congress is so partisan Back then there was an alignment between Midwestern Republicans and Southern Democrats against more liberal people in both parties The result was the same though What we remember now of all that got passed in Johnson s first years is actually more unusual NJM What about incumbency Aren t most districts drawn these days so the incumbent can t possibly lose JZ The name gerrymander goes back 200 years so districts have been drawn to favor incumbents for a long time What is different is that technology has allowed parties to perfect it Computer programs can tell exactly where to draw those boundaries Still it is more that people hate Congress but love their own legislators You really have to do something wrong to get voted out NJM Are we condemned to having Bushes and Clintons running for president forever JZ We had Roosevelts and Adamses before too Mostly this is about having known commodities which are attractive for the media telling stories about them rather than the next maverick on the trail We feel like we know Hillary Clinton good or bad and we don t know say Martin O Malley Still this is ultimately different than a dynasty We still have a choice Barack Obama came out of nowhere and even the Clintons started the same way with Bill Clinton coming in when it might have been another Kennedy running Read more Books Jersey Living NJM Q A People Politics Public Affairs articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the

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  • McClellen's Other Story: The Political Intrigue of Colonel Thomas M. Key
    The Political Intrigue of Colonel Thomas Key Confidential Aide to General George B McClellan Belle Grove Publishing Co by William B Styple Chatham native and historian William B Styple offers an eye opening work involving Union General George B McClellan who later became governor of New Jersey Styple details the story of Colonel Thomas M Key McClellan s confidential aide who secretly corresponded with the Confederacy to prolong the war even convincing McClellan to ignore presidential orders There are no photos with those IDs or post 52064 does not have any attached images Read more Books Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28 The Beach Boys Morristown Feb 10 SOMA Film Festival South Orange Feb 12 Feb 14 Marc Anthony Concierto del Día de San Valentín Newark Feb 13 Sign up for our FREE newsletters Weekend Buzz Events in NJ Side Dish Dining news Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest Subscribe Purchase Subscribe Manage your Subscription Give a Gift Subscription Order a Back Issue New Jersey Monthly Newsstands Advertise Advertising Info Media Kit Digital Specs FTP Info Media Planner More

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  • Flirting With Disaster: A Collection of Calamities
    fires in 1856 1869 and 1878 destroying most of its major hotels The charred hostelries included the Mount Vernon billed as the world s largest with 432 rooms and a dining room that could seat 3 000 when built in the 1850s With its preponderance of wooden construction the resort was a tinderbox in search of a match writes Siegel A major fire in Newton on September 22 1873 destroyed or damaged nine buildings in part because town officials had allowed the volunteer fire companies to disband in 1867 Fire on the water was deadly too On March 15 1856 a blaze erupted in the smokestack of the New Jersey a double decker ferry as it crossed the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Camden killing 56 Railroad journeys could also be risky An accident outside Burlington on August 29 1855 killed 22 and injured 27 when a train backing up to avoid another train struck a two horse carriage and derailed Recommended Reading Net Gains The History of Pound Fishing Almost all of the train wrecks were caused by human error Siegel says Except for the natural disasters one sees the unsteady hand of man behind each disaster There are no photos with those IDs or post 48195 does not have any attached images Read more Books Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents

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  • American Emporer by David Stewart Examines the History Behind the Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton Duel-www.njmonthly.com
    and under indictment in New York and New Jersey for Hamilton s murder Burr looked westward But while others in post Colonial America dreamed of a piece of frontier land to farm Burr was bent on conquest Perhaps driven by his resentment of Jefferson Burr set out to raise a private army in the American West His goal was to drive the Spanish from Mexico and capture Florida and other North American territories under Spain s control Once he had seized those lands he could start an empire of his own To promote his audacious plan Burr travelled throughout the western frontier newly expanded by Jefferson s Louisiana Purchase seeking partners for his undertaking and encouraging secession of the American territories they could join his new republic American Emperor is the story of Burr s western travels his aborted military campaign his multiple trials for treason he was acquitted twice and his legacy as the most bizarre of America s founding fathers There are no photos with those IDs or post 52038 does not have any attached images Read more Books Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28

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  • Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot by Joseph Cummins Shines a Bright Light On Obscure American Rebellions-www.njmonthly.com
    by rambunctious colonists Even New Jerseyans got into the act on December 22 1774 a load of tea bound for Philadelphia was burned in the South Jersey town of Greenwich by a group that included a future governor Richard Howell Cummins reveals that the term tea party did not actually come into parlance until the 1830s Up to that point little had been made of the rebellious acts and no wonder The founding fathers as they began instituting the laws and taxes of the new nation had little interest in glorifying an anti tax revolt In fact some of the founders including John Hancock who helped plan the Boston bash later denied any involvement It s also interesting to note that in Boston the tea was dumped not by leading patriots but by apprentices enlisted to do the dirty deed which actually required some heavy lifting That might sound a bit like today s Tea Party which according to some observers is a puppet group orchestrated by wealthy anti big government interests There are no photos with those IDs or post 51985 does not have any attached images Read more Books Culture Corner Historic Jersey Jersey Living articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar

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