Another Wine Byte 2: Go & Zin No More?

Here is the second in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWByte #2 – Go and Zin No More? Although some religions (and Christian denominations as well) strictly forbid the consumption of alcohol, a search on www.bible.com returns 233 separate verses from both the Old and New Testaments of the King James Version of the Christian […]

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2007 San Felice Vermentino Maremma Toscana Perolla

Just another weird weather day in early January, it was 78 degrees and sunny today in Houston. So to pair with Joe’s Mediterranean fare of broiled lamb ribs, homemade hummus, falafel and tomato cucumber salad, with a complement of nan with yogurt and dill sauce, we selected a Vermentino from our wine chiller. An October 2008 club selection from Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant (FPWM), this crisp Italian white comes from the Perolla estate near the […]

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Tasting 125 Wines: Do Not Try this at Home!

How many folks could taste 125 wines in just 3 hours? I know we had a least that many at the New Zealand Wine Tasting event at last year’s Wine Blogger Conference–but I would not try it at home. It’s best at an event–with someone else doing the pouring.  Last month we announced the winners of the International Wine Competition for the 2009 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) in Belt Buckles, Saddles & Chaps? […]

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Another Wine Byte 1: What is Wine?

Weekly Snippets of OenoInfo to Impress your Friends There is a local college radio station we listen to that runs a segment they call a “News Tip.” I find this an especially annoying misnomer, because the DJs aren’t giving tips at all. Joe laughs at my annoyance but being the particularly anal retentive precise person that I am (which Joe attributes to being raised by a school teacher) I looked up the definitions of “tip.” […]

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Cava: An Economical Alternative to Champagne

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional champagne, and it doesn’t matter what the price point.  It could be that I just haven’t found the one that “wows” me, yet. But we’ve found a reasonable alternative that we can keep around when we’d like something light and bubbly — and don’t want to dig into the “expensive” stuff. While Joe was in ISG courses last year, his teacher turned him onto […]

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Santa Commerce Claus(e) comes to Kentucky

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals brought a little  Christmas Eve cheer to the good people of the Bluegrass State when it ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must allow small out-of-state wineries to ship their wares into the state even if a customer buys the wines on-line or over the phone. Striking down yet another state law which discriminates against out-of-state wineries to the benefit of in-state wines and distributors, the federal appeals court ruling […]

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2009 Wine Country Calendar now available

Photos from 2008 Wine Blogger Conference Wineries Featured Be the first to get your 2009 Wine Country Sonoma calendar featuring photos from Sonoma County wineries and vineyards.  Created through www.zazzle.com by the folks at Another Wine Blog, the calendar also includes photos from events during the North American Wine Blogger Conference sponsored by Open Wine Consortium at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa in October 2008. Take an inside look at wineries and vineyards including […]

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Belt Buckles, Saddles & Chaps? Oh My!

Wine Competition Winners named for 2009 Houston Rodeo The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Wine Competition Committee has announced the winners for their International Wine Competition for 2009. In its sixth year, the International Wine Competition awarded 1080 medals among a field of 1800 participants for the 2009 HLSR Season. Like other Rodeo events, winners were awarded belt-buckles, saddles and chaps. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ International Wine Competition is unique in that in […]

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Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

Every year I look for the ultimate gift for my husband, the wine lover.  Joe makes a point of saying, “I don’t play dress up with my wine!”  So those cutesy “wine caddies” are definitely out. But I have found a number of wine-related items that make perfect gifts. Looking for a gift for your wine lover or maybe yourself? Before you reach for that “wine bottle” necktie; the flip flops with grapes attached or […]

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