Cooking to Pair with Multiple Wines: Green Valley of Russian River Valley

For many a home chef, it is relatively simple to pair a dish with a wine. You can consult Mr. Google, or visit a variety of wine sites, like Another Wine Blog, for suggestions. But suppose you have a recipe that pairs well with one red wine, but want to serve two different varieties – what then? That was my dilemma for a tasting of 3 wines from Green Valley of Russian River Valley hosted […]

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International Wine Film Festival to include Feb 17th Virtual Screening

Nearly everyone can name a film festival — Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival — to name a few;  but how many can name one with a focus solely on wine? None, until now. Wil Fernandez, the guy who brought us the award-winning Vintage 2014: The story behind the vines, has come back with an annual event to celebrate wine in film. In the beginning: Vintage 2014 Vintage 2014 followed the grape exploits […]

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3 Party Essentials for the Fabulous Wine-Loving Woman

As a fabulous wine-loving woman, are you looking for ways to make your life easier? You have come to the right place. I found three products that are essential for holiday parties that you will want to use the whole year through to keep your party dress spill-free, your teeth sparkling white, and your luscious lips not only kissable, but invisible to Baccarat, Mikasa, Riedel, Schott Zweisel or Waterford. Keep Your Lips off my Glass […]

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Wine and Beer Lovers

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…Wait? What? Christmas is when? Perhaps you are one of the many men who wait until the last minute to purchase gifts for Christmas. If so, you are not alone. We women shop for Christmas throughout the year. We find the perfect gift for each loved one, and hide it until December. Did You Already Hide the Presents? My mother hid ours in the attic. Knowing what a little […]

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Star Wars Last Bottle Wine Marathon Sale – Starting Thursday, Dec 17

One of the best things about the holidays, for me, is sending and receiving Christmas cards from family and friends old and new. I especially enjoy getting those picture cards that show the entire family dressed in festive holiday sweaters, or my single friends sitting on Santa’s lap with their cats and dogs. One of my favorite cards is from our friend Bill Woodrum. Even though Bill went to the same undergrad as I, he […]

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Wines for Thanksgiving Day and Throughout the Year

It is Thanksgiving Day and many wine shops are closed. You, consumer, were so busy making sure you ordered the fresh turkey, picked up the Parker House rolls, the cranberries, the sweet potatoes, the relatives from the airport and set aside time to create the perfect brine to bathe the bird overnight, that you forgot to pick out the perfect wine to pair with your blessed bounty. Relax, your dinner will not be a disaster. […]

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Violence, Prayer and Thanksgiving

Proponents of open carry often joke, “A liberal is simply a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.” I disagree. I work in downtown Houston. One morning, I was walking to a client’s office, using Clay Street. Clay is a one-way street that starts at West Dallas and runs to the Toyota Center. If you’re walking northwest against traffic starting at Root Park across from the Toyota Center, you will pass Athens Hotel Suites, AT&T, South […]

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Classic Horror Movie Wine Pairings – My Top 13 List

I see a lot of seriously stupid articles and posts all of the time pairing wine with things that it either doesn’t go with, or that it just doesn’t have any connection to. These articles pair holiday chocolate with wine, or tell you what the perfect Arbor Day wine pairing is (It’s Sauvignon Blanc, by the way). All kinds of stupid crap like that. When I see these dumb articles it makes me think, “Holy […]

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Worldly Lodi offers ‘Out of the Box’ Thinking for Thanksgiving

1969 is a pivotal year in America. Apollo 11 lands on the moon, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first men to walk on its surface. The first communications are sent through ARPANET and PBS is established. Nearly 400,000 rock-n-roll fans descend upon a dairy farm in the Catskills of New York for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair – billed as 3 Days of Peace & Music that features 32 acts including […]

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