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Justin Hammack

When I'm not drinking wine, I'm also.. a rails developer, vegetarian foodie, coffee addict, casual gamer, lover of cult movies, driver of insane turbo-2.0L ... in Seattle.


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Top 10 Absolute Worst Posts of 2012

Sometimes it’s fun to take a moment and laugh at our mistakes. Inside you’ll find the most embarrassing posts from last year. It’s not pretty.

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Getting Started in Craft Cider

Hard cider is delicious. This is a hot niche industry that’s itching to explode. We sat down with the owners of Bull Run Cider to talk about what it takes to go from startup to cider tycoons.

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Picking a Wine to Drink with Guild Wars 2

Looking forward to Guild Wars 2 but don’t know what to drink while you play? Check out our guide and get fully immersed with your profession by drinking a matching wine!

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Popular Board Games Paired with Wine

Board games are a great way to get social without having to go out. Add wine and you have the ingredients for a good time, guaranteed. Inside you’ll find 5 popular board games and their theme paired with a wine.

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Wine & Dine for Under $20: Veuve du Vernay

How far can you stretch $20 when dining for two? Below you’ll find a guide to the perfect summer picnic. An elegant combination of light, easy to prepare foods paired with a delicious bottle of sparkling wine. No wine opener required!

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4 Ingredient Easy Sangria Recipe

The reality is that I’m a lazy procrastinator and guests are lucky if I have ice on hand. Sound familiar? If you still want to impress your friends without doing much work, we’ve come up with an easy sangria recipe that can be made in under a minute.

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5 Value Alternatives to Your Favorite Wine Varieties

Are your favorite wines a little expensive to drink regularly? Inside you’ll find value alternatives to 5 of the most popular types of wine.

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10 Ways to Pair Classic Movies and Wine

What makes pinot noir the perfect wine for American Psycho? Discover 10 ways to pair classic movies and wine by connecting each plot synopsis with a wine’s personality.

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Is Your Wine Worth Cellaring?

Are you cellaring wine you should be drinking? Learn when to cellar a wine and when to drink it in this easy guide.

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How to Taste Wine Like an Expert

We taste some primitivo and show you the 5 steps that make a great wine taster. This no-nonsense guide separates technique from snobbery and focuses on practical steps to get you the most out of wine tastings.

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Wine Regions in Game of Thrones

The obsession with Game of Thrones reaches a high point as we identify what wines grow in the nine major regions. Tyrion Lannister (you know, the puppet master dwarf lord played by Peter Dinklage) uses wine as a tactical social lubricant in all of his palace dealings. So what does Tyrion like to drink?

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Wine Courses, Site Update, and Business Goals

The Wine Folly team celebrates their 3 month anniversary by announcing the first wine course. Details on the course, the ethics of building a wine business and other shenanigans inside.

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How Buying Wine Compares To Buying Cars

A practical consumers guide to understanding wine pricing in terms of car models. Let’s face it, buying wine is hard, really hard. However, the majority of wine can be bracketed assuming you are making smart choices.

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Cheese Bar: Wine and Cheese Pairings

Party organizers have been using cheater cheeses to make perfect wine pairings since the beginning of .. well.. cheese and wine pairings!? Anyhow, like a magician revealing his secrets, we betray the industry and let you in on the cheater cheeses that make perfect wine/food pairings for nearly any occasion.

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Meet Our Developer Justin Hammack

Meet Justin Hammack, the developer and visionary behind the way Wine Folly works.

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10 Unique Champagne Food Pairings

It’s time to get unique and try some Champagne food pairings that can be enjoyed even when you are not wearing a tuxedo. Besides Champagne, there’s lots of great sparkling wine pairings listed below such as

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How to Spit Wine

Spit or swallow, that is the question. You’ll find a lot of people advocating it’s ‘cool to spit’ and you know what? It is.

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