Category: Best of AWB

Navel Gazing With The Wino: Year End Magic and Loss Edition

I've written before about Lester Bangs. He's a hero of mine. Forget that he was a rock critic. Hell, forget that he was a critic. He was a writer. A great one. He did work as a critic, however, so those ...

The Right Consultant for the Job

There is a place my mother and I often lunched called The Charleston Tea Room. Joe says places where you eat little sandwiches with the crusts removed are for "ladies only," and is convinced that upon entering the door, tea ...

Building Your Wine Tasting Memory

On Monday nights, Joe goes bowling. Strange for a guy who thinks football season is year 'round. But when he gets home he's only the slightest bit hungry, so usually we just have a few snacks with our wine. Our Monday ...

I Just Wasn’t Ready for This

I knew she was sick. I knew she had a heart condition and something weird going on with her thyroid. And more recently diabetes. Did she change her eating habits? No. Did she change her exercise habits? No. Did she ...

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On Becoming a Mom at 50

When I first met Joe's younger child, he was only four years old. I was visiting Toledo, Ohio, for Christmas and we were at that "serious" point in the relationship when Dad lets the girlfriend meet the kids. While Joe's older ...

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A Nightmare on Wino Street

"If I were King of the Forest, Not queen, not duke, not prince. My regal robes of the forest, would be satin, not cotton, not chintz. I'd command each thing, be it fish or fowl. With a woof and a woof and a ...

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Hanging in the Balance with The Lady Chablis

It's funny how the mind works. How it can go from point A to point B to point C in what appears to be perfectly logical succession -- at least to the mind in question. I was listening to an ...

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Robert Parker is NOT responsible for Kenny G!

In April of 1970 Miles Davis released one of the truly unique, original and influential albums of all time. Bitches Brew took listeners places no one even knew existed until Davis showed the way. Unlike the "cool" Miles Davis of ...

Terry Hoage Vineyards and the 2011 NFL Draft

When we recently attended Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles a very long tradition for me was broken. Also occurring that weekend was the NFL draft. Stretching back to the sometime in the early-to-mid 80's I have been a faithful ...

7 Things You Might Not Know…

My favorite beer wench, in fact, The Beer Wench, tagged me in her latest post, "7 Things You Might Not Know About The Wench." Although you might not know all seven of the "things" she lists, I actually knew quite ...

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