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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 ...

Five people I’d like to share a bottle with

I am going to send a question out to a bunch of wine folks over time and then print the answers here, but figured I'd take a shot at it first in case everyone thinks it is a stupid idea ...

Speaking of White Wine: Olson Ogden Marsanne

When Margaret Ryan at Olson Ogden Wines contacted us about their newest release last Spring, I was delighted to learn it was a white Rhône blend. We really enjoyed the Olson Ogden Wines' Pinot Noir and Rhône varietals we had ...

How to pair white wine with food

I like to think that I treat wine like one should treat their children by never playing favorites. But the truth is that I am not capable. I truly prefer red wine to white wine. If served a white, even ...

Another Wine Blogger: Meet the Cellarmistress

According to Mr. Google, there are thousands of wine and food blogs. The number and ranking of the blogs is in a constant state of flux, as new people come into the blogosphere and others find they just don't have ...