Kobrand Tour d’Italia brings Italian Tastings to Consumers, Trade

Fine wine and spirits importer Kobrand Corporation is once again hosting their annual ‘Kobrand Tour d’Italia,’ an eight-city tour for their Italian winemakers to showcase their upcoming releases. The Italian wine tour began this Monday in New Jersey and ends September 19th in Los Angeles. Stops along the way include Buffalo, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Austin, Denver and Las Vegas. Press and trade tastings will be held in each city along with consumer dinners. Select cities […]

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Kelly Fleming 2010 Oakville Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

We met Kelly Fleming for dinner one evening at Underbelly, one of Houston’s hip, fresh-ingredient restaurants in the Montrose area. Kelly was a delight to meet and both her Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc elegant and sophisticated. Since Joe was getting a bad cold when we were at the restaurant and didn’t get to properly evaluate the wines during dinner, Kelly was gracious enough to send samples of the same wines for him to taste […]

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Expert Wine Reviews May Be Inferior

Our friend Joe Roberts aka 1WineDude penned a great piece about the inferiority of an expert’s opinion over that of the wisdom of crowds when it comes to wine reviews. The Dude offered a well-reasoned argument, suggesting, that while it was not without some value, the wine “expert” review is actually “less valuable than the opinion offered by an educated, engaged, passionate, and diverse group of people…” And he based it on…gasp…science and research! You […]

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Another Wine Blog named Top Wine Blog in Millésima 2014 Awards

Another Wine Blog has been named one of the Top 10 Wine News Blogs for 2014 by Millésima Fine Wines. A leading international fine wine merchant offering grand cru from Burgundy, the Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés and champagne to more than 70,000 consumers and the leading provider of fine wine futures (en primeur wine) throughout the world since 1983, Millésima today is the 5th largest buyer of wine futures on the Bordeaux marketplace. Millésima says […]

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The Right Consultant for the Job

There is a place my mother and I often lunched called The Charleston Tea Room. Joe says places where you eat little sandwiches with the crusts removed are for “ladies only,” and is convinced that upon entering the door, tea rooms have magical properties that will surely shrink his testicles to the size of raisins. So on Saturdays, when I was in the mood for apricot tea and pumpkin bread with cream cheese sandwiches, I […]

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Building Your Wine Tasting Memory

On Monday nights, Joe goes bowling. Strange for a guy who thinks football season is year ’round. But when he gets home he’s only the slightest bit hungry, so usually we just have a few snacks with our wine. Our Monday nights typically go like this. Joe: “Let’s open a bottle of wine.” Amy: “What wine would you like?” Joe: “Something red and tasty.” Which in Joespeak is usually Syrah. This particular Monday, Joe comes […]

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DIY: Wine-Themed Dimmer in 8 Steps

Want to create some wine lover ambiance in your dining room? If you love custom light switch plates as much as I do, you will love this grapes and wine cork dimmer switch that you can make yourself in eight easy steps. Changing out a standard single light switch to a dimmer will help save energy in your home. For this project, you will need to purchase a Single Pole Rotary Dimmer switch. Then change out […]

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Yellow House Bed and Breakfast – Salado, Texas

Need a get-away for an all-girls weekend? How about a peaceful retreat from the frenetic pace of the city? Either can be yours at the delightful Yellow House Bed & Breakfast in Salado, Texas! Less than an hour north of Austin, two hours South of Dallas, and three hours from Houston, the Yellow House Bed and Breakfast is delightfully different from the lace-doilied lodging lampooned by IFC’s Portlandia. Cathy and Brian Harris have created a […]

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First Friday: Dog Days of Summer Whites

Another Wine Blog is celebrating First Friday Wine Tasting with Dog Days of Summer Whites. The first friday of every month, we select a theme and invite guests to taste along with us. Last month we tasted Expressions of Italian Grapes, including wines from Seghesio, Castello D’Albola, Feudo Principe di Butera and Masseria Altemura, DaVinci and Santi to name a view. We have also celebrated Bordeaux, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Wines of the Pacific Northwest. […]

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