Category: Education

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 6 – Restaurant Supply Houses)

This is part 6 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts,  Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 - ...

Flavor Profiles – Food and Wine

I have two sons, age 17 and 13, who are both well on their way to being excellent cooks. However, just as in almost everything in life, they have totally different approaches. My eldest, Alex, loves to experiment. If he ...

Another Wine Byte 9: Vertical Tasting

Here is the ninth 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!) AWB #9 - It's Not the Mile High Club Ladies, have you ever ...

Saving a bottle for just the right occasion

Wednesday was our fourth wedding anniversary, and to celebrate we went to California and drank a a lot of wine last weekend. However, on the actual date we visited one of our favorite restaurants, Killen's Steakhouse. At Killen's we split ...

Another Wine Byte 8: Any Port in the Storm

Here is the eighth 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!) After a weekend of Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting ...

Another Wine Byte 7: You Say Meritage…

Here is the seventh 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 #7 - But it Rhymes with Heritage I was pouring ...

Please Don’t Spill Burgundy on My Brassiere

Next week we're flying to California for Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting (more about that later). First, we're stopping in San Francisco to meet up with some of our Wine Blogger friends. Then we're driving over to Murphys ...

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To Hell with States’ Rights! – Part I

...especially when it comes to laws restricting the sale of out-of-state wine! There are a number of states that make it next to impossible for a consumer to get wine direct-shipped to her. Most states enact and maintain these laws purportedly ...

Another Wine Byte 6: Even Wine Gets Stressed!

Here is the sixth in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWByte #6 - What is Bottle Shock? Bottle shock, or bottle sickness is ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 5 – High Heat)

This is part 5 of an open-ended and ongoing series of posts. In case you missed them, the previous posts were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, and Part 4 - Knives. One ...