Category: Holiday

It’s International Grenache Day!

Wine lovers all over world are celebrating one of the most widely planted grapes for the First International Grenache Day today, September 24th. A late ripening grape, Grenache grows best in hotter climates and dryer soils like those of Spain ...

Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

With all of the recent talk about immigration "reform," stimulus spending, offshore drilling moratoriums and that ever-present bogeyman; "socialism," it might be good to take another look at one of America's favorite and revered family holidays: Labor Day,* and its ...

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Some photos from Santorini

Due to a very tight schedule here in Greece, we have taken tons of photos, copious notes, and gathered up literature from as many places as we can, but have really not had the chance to write anything. In the ...

For Purple Mountain Majesty…

As we were flying back from Seattle, Joe kept trying to get me to read passages from Jim Harrison's The Raw and The Cooked. A great read, but I was much more interested in looking out the window of the ...

Who are you calling a Shameless Hussy?

When I was a little girl, I had no idea what the word "hussy" meant. My mom used it to describe a particular relative who wore plunging necklines, short skirts and bright red lipstick. Said woman flirted with every man ...

Great Argentine Sparkler for Memorial Weekend BBQ

That's right! That's what I said, a sparkling wine with barbecue. From May 18 through 25th, Central Market hosted "Passport to Argentina," to celebrate Argentina's Revolution of May. To get us into the spirit, CM sent a heavy bottle of sparkling ...

Another Wine Byte 16: A Little Bit of Blarney

We have a running dialogue in our household about the legitimacy of my Irish ancestry. Joe claims he is Irish but I'm not. Around Saint Patrick's Day, he teases me with “If you were Irish, you would know this,” ...

Fish for Lent?

They starved me for weeks, they thought they'd teach me fear I fed on cellmates' dreams, it gave me fine ideas When they cut me loose, the time had served me well I made allies in heaven, I made comrades in hell I was ...

Mardi Gras New Orleans Cookbook Giveaway!

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, Another Wine Blog is offering you a chance to win an autographed copy of a new cookbook by New Orleans' World Class Chef John Besh. Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for ...

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