Category: Best of AWB

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What moves us?

There are times in our lives when we experience something that moves us. We may be moved to tears, to action, or even to turn away. We see, hear, read, or taste something that stirs something within us. These emotional ...

Warning: Emotions Can Impair Your Drinking

Recently we attended a company holiday party. The invitation indicated each guest would receive two drink tickets, with all additional drinks available from the "cash bar." Upon arriving we learned that the bar policy had changed. One of the head ...

Wine Reviews

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe.  When I hear someone I don't respect talking about an austere, ...

Celebrating Regional Differences

When I was growing up travel was so much more of an adventure. These days travel around America, especially by car, means driving past the same box stores, eating at the same chain restaurants, and hearing homogenized radio stations. Gone ...

Attitudes about tasting wine

Many of us who love wine make it hard for others to share in our love for it. We do not do this intentionally, and in fact most of us intend to do just the opposite. Glowing descriptions of our ...

White Zinfandel: Virtuous Viniculture or Viagra of the Vine

Part I: The Art of Zin True Story: One Saturday night we “cheated on” our favorite wine haunt, Chelsea Wine Bar in El Lago, and tried a new one in Kemah. After the waitperson, unprompted, told us us that we couldn't ...

What I am thankful for – Happy Thanksgiving

While I am thankful that I am able to cook well, and that I have a little talent when it comes writing, the truth of the matter is that I have to cook and I have to write. Cooking is ...

Wine, Women & Hurricane Ike: On Being Thankful

It has been two months since Hurricane Ike made landfall with a direct hit to Galveston, roaring up through Houston and wreaking havoc and damages estimated to go up to as high as $21 billion. That figure would make Hurricane ...

My Favorite Four-Letter Words: Free and Wine

Free you ask? Yes free, or for a very small cost. By using the proper marketing and public relations techniques, you can get what amounts to thousands of dollars of print space for a fraction of the cost ...

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Glorious Beginnings

Some people, they like to go out dancing And other people like us, they have to work And there's even some evil mothers Well they're gonna tell you that everything is just dirt You know that women never really faint, And that villains always blink ...

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