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Man Cannot Live on Wine Alone

I love wine. If not for the effects of the alcohol, I would likely drink it at every meal and most of the time in between. Wine has joined food, music and football in the pantheon of my passions. Compared ...

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 ...

Wine Review: Sacre Bleu Cabernet Sauvignon

On September 29 of last year I got a random e-mail from one of my twitter followers. Random I say, because most of folks I know from twitter never email me. If they want to get my attention that day, ...

Without Further Ado: Sacre Bleu

Wine usually starts in the vineyard, but this one started with a phone number. Galen Struwe lives in Minnesota. But it wasn't always so. Traveling with business colleagues from Florida some years ago he found himself in a Minneapolis restaurant for ...

Want to eat and drink at our house?

We often participate in an event known as Twitter Taste Live. The way it works is that a certain winery, region or style of wine is featured and samples are sent out to a group of bloggers. At an appointed ...

Three Reasons to Divorce Your Wine Guy

People love to ask about our favorite local wine merchant.  Truth be told, we don't have one. In fact most of our wine is shipped to us. So it's safe to say our favorite wine usually comes via FedEx. Occasionally though, ...

So You Think You Can Rhône?

Where can you find over 1,000 Rhône wines at one International Food and Wine Event? France, you say? No siree, Bob. To find some of the best examples of the 22 Rhône varieties all in one place you'll need ...

Food for Thought: Recipe for Success

When I worked the election one year, my assignment was to sit in my kids' intermediate school cafeteria and watch for monkey business.  Given we live in Texas, I wasn't surprised to see a little voter intimidation, suppression and some ...

Odds and Ends

Sometimes little things start to build up. Corks overflowing every container in the house. Bottles waiting to go to recycling. Tasting notes that need to be converted to reviews. Stuff like that. This post is filled with little items of ...

Ooh La La! It’s Rue La La

Everyone loves a great deal, especially a great deal on wine!  We found an "invitation only" website that not only sells designer labels at greatly reduced prices. From time to time, you can also find some great deals on an ...