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Kemah Boardwalk Wine Fest – Live Blogging

This is one of the reasons that I bought an HTC EVO. At least it was one of the reasons that I gave Amy as to why I had to spend the money and dump the POS Blackberry that was ...

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 ...

Chocolate and Beer? You Betcha!

As I have said before, I have never really been a beer drinker. Well except for that time in law school when I would have been better off skipping the "beer bong."  But I love learning about and tasting new things, ...

Another Wine Blogger: Step into Beau’s Barrel Room

Next month Beau Carufel marks one year of wine blogging at Beau's Barrel Room. We met Beau in June at the Wine Bloggers' Conference in Washington. Beau was sitting in Wine Blogging 101 attempting to gather pearls of wisdom from ...

Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

With all of the recent talk about immigration "reform," stimulus spending, offshore drilling moratoriums and that ever-present bogeyman; "socialism," it might be good to take another look at one of America's favorite and revered family holidays: Labor Day,* and its ...

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Wine Drinkers: Thanks for Your Engagement!

I was checking our "ping backs" a few days ago. Ping backs occur when someone links to our site. Sometimes it's someone completely random selling sports shoes. Other times it's a really interesting wine-related website. Bruce McGechan has a ...

Wine Review: Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte

Often we visit a tasting room, love a wine, and purchase bottles to ship home, only to find that once at home, the wine does not live up to the tasting room experience.  This was certainly not the case with ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 10 – duck fat)

This is part 9 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 ...

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Cupcakes, Wine & Corsets: A Chat with Tristan Risk

Tristan Risk takes her clothes off for a living. But don't call her a stripper. Pin-up queen, model and slasher film star, "Little Miss Risk" is a burlesque artist who performs with the Vancouver troupe Sweet Soul Burlesque. A fan of ...