Category: Holiday

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 ...

Stay home for Valentine’s Day!

This was originally posted on Feb 12, 2008, and I think it is still very good advice. So, what are Amy and I doing for Valentine's Day? We are going to our friend Madeleine's eponymous restaurant/wine bar with two of ...

Valentine Gifts for the Wine Lover

February 14th falls on Sunday this year, and I would bet some of you will be waiting until Saturday to go shopping.  But for those of you who want get to Hallmark before everything is picked over, you might start ...

Pop that Cork! Value-Priced Champagne Alternatives

In the current economy, many people are looking for an alternative to traditional champagne to help ring in the New Year. Last year we told you about Cava, and we've found a few other sparklers this year as well. ...

And now for something completely different…

If you have ever wondered what would happen if a graphic designer were sick at home, full of cold medicine and coffee, and decided to reinvent a classic horror film movie poster...and, let's face it, who hasn't wondered?...then have we ...

The Holiday Party: Or How Not to Throw up on Your Boss

With the end of the calendar year upon us, those companies who aren't budget cutting by playing Scrooge with their employees will be hosting the annual "holiday" party. These can be a great way to enjoy some food and ...

Thanksgiving: It’s Not Always about the Food

Thanksgiving in our family was always a dilemma -- Joe wants to host everyone at our house, and my brother wants to host everyone at his. Before my father died, it was always at my parents' house.  My mother would ...

Hostess Gift-Giving: Planet Friendly Wine Bags will Travel!

Here at Another Wine Blog, we try to do our best to recycle. Leftover wine becomes a reduction sauce for meat, or a great addition to some of Joe's zesty barbecue sauce! Recently, our neighborhood was named third best recyclers in ...

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