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Wine: Myths and Mystery, a Top Ten List

Is there any other popular beverage steeped in so much myth and mystery as wine? Even Scotch would seem to be a distant second. There is no simpler alcoholic beverage to make if you break it down by basic process ...

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Seghesio: Still a Family Winery

It was raining when I arrived at the vast Seghesio Family Vineyards' facilities for a harvest time tour. Unlike Texas that would have welcomed it after a drought that wrought mass brush fires searing a swath through the Lone Star ...

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Is Wine Breathing Bunk? Guest Post by Denman Moody

We first encountered Denman Moody, Jr. in 2009, at the inaugural Houston Wine Conference, where he, along with Guy Stout and Gary Vaynerchuk, was a featured speaker. Now, we often join him at winemaker dinners in Houston, sometimes with his ...

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Reality: The Myth. On Super Bowls and Santorini

While I am serving snacks during half-time of the Super Bowl, I am forced to watch a 53-year old Madonna lip-syncing her greatest hits. Not forced as in anyone is making me do it -- but more in the way ...

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ABC Anonymous – Confessions of a wine hater

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. My last confession was, um...1975. Since that time I have hated wine countless times. That's right, me, the guy who has the word "wino" on his business card, I have hated on wine. The ...

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Is PR Giving You a Bad Name?

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. The thought is that even bad press is better than no press at all. Perhaps. But what happens when marketing and PR gets between you and the press? Sometimes the best ...

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The Urban Sonoma Experience

Editor's Note: Our friend Iris Neal Allen took a group of Urban Wineauxs to California last month for the Association of African American Vintners' 7th Annual Symposium. Here is her account of the event. By now most people know that I ...

Star-Spangled Beaujolais!

With a few snaps of your camera over the holiday, you could win an entire case of wine! Discover Beaujolais is hosting a monthly Flickr contest that kicks off with the Fourth of July weekend! Here's how it works: take a ...

Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Joe likes to tell people that he rescued me from becoming a Cat Lady. You know the stereotype: the over-40 single woman whose constant companions are an every-increasing number of cats. She may just leave food out on the ...

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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 ...