Tristan Risk Up for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards

There is an art to taking off one’s clothing. While you might think it all falls under “stripping,” Tristan Risk is not a stripper. Pin-up queen, actress and model; “Little Miss Risk” is a performance artist with the Vancouver troupe “Sweet Soul Burlesque.” She is also a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the 2014 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards for her portrayal of Beatress Johnson in the Soska Sisters and Twisted Twins Productions’ horror film, American Mary. Beatress, in […]

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ACT NOW to be Part of a 2014 Wine Documentary!

Wil Fernandez needs $20,000.  Since he announced his Vintage 2014: The stories behind the vines documentary project, he has gotten pledges for over $8,000 of that through Kickstarter. But a crucial deadline approaches. Timing is critical, or as we say in the legal contracts world, “Time is of the essence.” For this project to get off the ground, Wil and his team need to raise another $12,000 in pledges in just 7 days.  Now I […]

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Sneak Peek: Soho Kitchen & Lounge in Seabrook

They say you cannot replace a good hairdresser or bartender. That also goes for a good restaurateur. Restaurateur extraordinaire Madeleine Griffin and son Christopher Janoušek have a new venture near Houston, Texas. It’s called Soho Kitchen and Lounge. Set up in the former Coffee Oasis location at 4950 NASA 1 in Seabrook, SoHo Kitchen and Lounge is now in the process of Madeleine’s magical renovations. She tells us a wrap-around bar and open kitchen concept […]

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Navel Gazing With The Wino: Year End Magic and Loss Edition

I’ve written before about Lester Bangs. He’s a hero of mine. Forget that he was a rock critic. Hell, forget that he was a critic. He was a writer. A great one. He did work as a critic, however, so those of us that remember him do so because of the unique voice he used to tell us about music we should and should not be listening to. Percy Shelly once said, “Reviewers, with some rare […]

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DIY: Wine Glass Charms in 5 Easy Steps

I cannot remember which glass of wine is mine! Do your guests set down their glasses of wine and then forget which one is theirs? Sure, you can buy a couple dozen wine glass identifiers, but why not make your own unique wine glass charms? We’ve hosted our First Fridays wine tastings for nearly a year now, and it never fails; a guest will put her glass down on the table for a few minutes, […]

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Happy National Zinfandel Day

Celebrate National Zinfandel Day by securing your trip to San Francisco for the 2014 ZAP Festival with The Zinfandel VIP Getaway package! Experience this premier Annual Zinfandel Festival, scheduled for January 23-25, 2014 at the historic Presidio. The Zinfandel VIP Getaway includes two tickets to all four fantastic events, with VIP entry to Thursday’s Epicuria Food & Zin Pairing with early tasting opportunity and Preferred seating at the Friday’s Winemakers Dinner & Auction with select […]

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AWB joins California Winemaker Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Nov 13 for Simultaste

Another Wine Blog will be a featured participant in a live on-line wine tasting Wednesday focusing on Central Coast, California wines with famed Clos Pepe winemaker Wes Hagen. Amy Corron Power and Joe Power tasted a number of Central Coast, California wines recently during a Houston stop on the Central Coast Wine & Food Pop-Up Tasting Tour that introduced wine writers, enthusiasts and wine industry aficionados in Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Miami and Key West […]

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Celebrate Champagne Day: October 25, 2013

Kleenex. Xerox. Band-Aids. These were once brands names that are now used generically, to mean facial tissue, copies and adhesive bandages. But Champagne is not one of those words. Now in its fourth year, Champagne Day, set for Friday, October 25, 2013, seeks to remind the world that Champagne is not just a type of wine; it is a distinctive region in France. “Mais non!” you say. “I have tasted Champagne from California!” Perhaps you […]

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2010 Hoopes Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We tasted Hoopes Vineyard 2010 Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and were impressed with its big fruit and sophisticated, nuanced tannins. Rhubarb, cherry, and black fruit aromas and flavors. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon hints of well-worn leather from a favorite old chair in the study. Quiet whispers of eucalyptus and green pepper with bright lavender on a lingering, supple finish. The 2010 vintage was aged for 32 months in 100% French Oak, 70% new. A […]

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