Romance, Hearts & Wine: Advice for Men on Valentine’s Day

We women love romance, I don’t care what protestations we might make. So when someone asks, what is your first romantic memory involving wine, I can point to it most unequivocally, and tell you that it happened when the only thing I knew about wine was that it was made from grapes and contained alcohol. Most Romantic First Date Ever I met this guy in a wine bar. But not like you think. My friend […]

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Fabulous Valentine Gifts for the Wine Lover

You’ve been racking your brain for the perfect Valentine gift for your wine lover and are all out of ideas? We found two fabulous gifts for the man or woman who has everything. The Durand for vintage cork removal If you tend to collect and age wine, you’ll find that sometimes a traditional corkscrew just won’t do the trick. Even with newer bottles, those with composite corks sometimes break while you’re trying to remove them. […]

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Far Out Wineries Passport Weekend: January 14-17th

Paso Robles’ 17 “Far Out Wineries” invite wine lovers to taste their way through award-winning wines during a special Passport Weekend Friday, January 14 through Monday, January 17, 2011. Now in its fourth year, the Far Out Wineries Passport Weekend proceeds benefit The Wellness Community – California Central Coast, which offers programs of education, support and hope for cancer patients and their families. This year the event, set for Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend is […]

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Look back in ambiguity

End of the year posts are all the rage. It seems like every blog has an obligatory post highlighting some sort of ‘best’ list from the previous year. Why should we here at Another Wine Blog be any different? Well, maybe because we like to think that we are just a little bit different. Or maybe it is because out of the hundreds of wines we sampled, many that were excellent, I can’t think of […]

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Wine for the Holidays: America’s Most-Visited Winery

There are plenty of people who do exactly what they’re told. Who follow all of the rules. Who “know their place” from birth to death. The type of people who do not see a bullfighter’s red cape when someone tells them they cannot or may not do something. Joe is not one of those people. And neither am I. Often in younger years this was probably much to our detriment. For me, it was nearly […]

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Easy Turkey Brine

Longtime readers know that this time every year I extol the virtues of making a brine starting with a homemade stock. It is a time-intensive process, although not really hard to do. Not this year. I am going to try something new, I’m going to cut corners, cheat, wuss out…whatever you want to call it. I know, it’s disappointing, but lets look at this as a scientific endeavor. Don’t worry, no actual science will be […]

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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 (where it’s called Garnacha), the south of France and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but is adaptable to many soils. The vines bud early, and the long ripening season pushes the sugars in the grape to […]

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Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

Labor Day for many marks the end of Summer, and the return of Football to America. It’s not just another “Hallmark Holiday.” It’s not just a way to give bankers and government workers a day off. Or to allow Congress to take an extended break before returning to gridlock. In fact, it’s a holiday born from the concept of socialism – the organized labor movement. Want to read more? See the original content posted at http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/9523 If you’re seeing this on Barreling – The Wine Blog, the use of this content is unauthorized and we believe constitutes copyright infringement.

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