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Visit to Carcassonne, South of France

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This week we are in Carcassonne, a Medieval fortified city in the South of France tasting wines from the Languedoc region. We have a busy schedule of tastings, seminars, vineyard visits and dinners but will try to bring you a ...

Ovation to feature The Art Of: Wine Country, tonight at 7:30 ET/4:30 PT

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This Sunday, April 6, America’s only arts network, Ovation, presents the latest episode of "The Art Of:" Wine Country at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (4:30 p.m. Pacific) A weekly half-hour series, Ovation's The Art of: profiles three artists whose boundary-pushing work in media ...

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Willamette Valley Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir

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Sometimes you just do not have time to prepare an elegant meal, but that does not mean you cannot have an elegant wine.  Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2001 Willamette Valley Winemaker's Cuvée is just that. Bright ruby in color with a nose ...

Wine Enthusiast’s Houston Red & White Bash POSTPONED

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We received an e-mail today from Wine Enthusiast's Jacqueline Strum telling us that the scheduled Houston stop of the Red-and-White Bash tour is postponed: We were very excited to bring our Red and White Bash tour to Houston this ...

Join us at Wine Enthusiast’s Red-and-White Bash April 3rd in Houston

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Would you like to sample over 70 different wines next Thursday evening in Downtown Houston with live music and food by some great Houston restaurants? Join Another Wine Blog as we taste 90+ rated wines at the Wine Enthusiast Red-and-White ...

Tudal Family Winery 2010 Napa Valley Cuvee

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Vibrant ruby-red with a nose of dusty lavender, cherry, fresh thyme and a whiff of mint, this lovely Napa Valley Cuvee from Tudal Family Winery blends balanced tannins with cherry, white and black pepper and dusty rose petal flavors. We paired it ...

Win Tickets to California Wine Country Event!

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Another Wine Blog is giving away two tickets to the East Bay Vintners Alliance Sixth Annual "Passport to Urban Wine Country" scheduled for March 15-16, 2014 in the East Bay area of California. The East Bay Vintners Alliance (EBVA), whose members ...

Family Focus: Jericho Canyon Vineyard in Napa Valley, California

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Our Jericho Canyon Vineyard wine dinner was not exactly what I had first expected. Jericho Canyon Vineyard and winery is in Calistoga. That's in the Napa Valley of California. Some Napa Valley wineries have a reputation for snobbery. We know it is not ...

Sometimes The Substitute is Better than the Original

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Houston has finally gotten into the 21st century with food trucks. Not as much as any other major metropolis, but at least we're getting better. When I am working downtown, though, it seems you cannot just walk to a food ...

How to Pair Wine and Chocolate

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Tis the season to answer Hallmark's clarion call and spend our hard-earned money on their crap. Like lovesick little rats following a corporate piper we pay premium prices for already dead flowers, bad cattle call dinners, jewelry, and of course, ...

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What we're drinking
  • Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Willamette Valley Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir

    Sometimes you just do not have time to prepare an elegant meal, but that does not mean you cannot have an elegant wine.  Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2001 Willamette Valley Winemaker's Cuvée is just that. Bright ruby in color with a nose ...

  • Tudal Family Winery 2010 Napa Valley Cuvee

    Vibrant ruby-red with a nose of dusty lavender, cherry, fresh thyme and a whiff of mint, this lovely Napa Valley Cuvee from Tudal Family Winery blends balanced tannins with cherry, white and black pepper and dusty rose petal flavors. We paired it ...

  • The Original Rib Shack Red 2012 Red Blend

    Don't let the Pinotage in the nose turn you away from this Red Blend (60% Pinotage 40% Shiraz) from South Africa's Western Cape. The back label says "It's a guy thing" but we think they are just talking about grilling ...

  • Hand of God 2010 Fingerprint Series Red Wine

    This luscious blend of 55% Malbec, 35% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot draws you in with its deep purple hue and jammy blackberry aroma. Almost like a Bordeaux in its balanced appeal, this will have those of faith and ...

  • Château Smith Haut Laffite Grand Cru Classé de Graves 2008

    Deep red core with a lighter red rim in this luscious Bordeaux from Pessac-Léognan. Leathery cinnamon and cocoa on the nose. A mélange of succulent black fruit. Soft tannins create a silky smooth mouth feel.  Black cherry and mocha finish. Pair with ...

  • Winzer Krems 2010 Kremser Pfaffenberg Reserve Riesling (Kremstal)

    It's Summer of Riesling 2013 as we turn to Austria and Winzer Krems for the 2010 Kremser Pfaffenberg Reserve Riesling from (Kremstal).  Light golden straw with aromas of quinze, pear, and apple with a hint of petrol on the nose. Granny smith ...

  • 2011 Bridlewood Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles

    Drinking a 2011 Bridlewood Estate Winery Cab and enjoying the hell out of it! $15 for this Paso Robles wonder. This isn't a bargain wine, it's freakin' larceny!

  • 2010 Les Chevaux Columbia Crest H3 Red Blend

    This Washington State red blend from Horse Heaven Hills AVA is beautifully balanced with Old World nuances and just enough oak. Great value from Columbia Crest at $15.

  • Chateau Franc Patarabet 2005

    We're at Cork Soakers in downtown Houston with Iris Allen and the Urban Wineauxs drinking the 2005 Chateau Franc Patarabet Saint - Emilion Grand Cru. Very nice!

  • William Knuttel 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    Smoke and black cherry and a little bacon with a hint of orange peel on the nose. We paired it with grilled sirloin topped with mushroom/garlic and balsamic in a heavy cream sauce.