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Wine Blogger Awards: Still Corked After All These Years

The finalists for the 2010 Wine Blog awards were announced today and I had high hopes that I wouldn't have to write this annual column again this year. Unfortunately, here we go again. Until this year the awards have been handed ...

Our Big Fat Greek Draft Day

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I am part Greek.  I got the fair skin and freckles from my Dad, rather than the olive complexion from my mother, her mother and her grandfather. I never really met ...

Remnants of Prohibition still Reign in Tennessee

When I first moved to Houston in the early 1980s there was a local grocery store chain that didn't sell wine and beer. I always figured it was because the owners were Baptist, and saw any form of alcohol ...

Another Wine Blog Wins Washington Wine Tour!

We are there, dude! After much anticipation, the nice people from WineCHATr.com announced the winners for WBC-or-Bust, a three-day excursion from Seattle to Walla Walla, Washington for the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference. The WBC-or-BUST Washington wine industry campaign and contest was ...

How sweet it is! Sickly sweet even…

The other night we participated in an on-line tasting of Texas wine. There were four wines, all provided by Mandola winery located in Driftwood, Texas. Amy and I had stopped there one afternoon a few years ago on our way ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 9 – pizza)

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 ...

If I Ruled the World…Guide to a Good Relationship

If you're a regular AWB reader, you know I have a very low tolerance for poor customer service. I know people have bad days, and off days, and hundreds of customers. I realize the current economy drives many people to sales ...

Celebrating Argentina’s Path to Independence

On the 25th of this month, Argentina will celebrate 200 years since the Revolution of May opened the way to her Independence.  As part of the celebration, Central Market will host some of our favorite winemakers in Texas stores, May ...

Mother’s Day Blessings

This post was originally written May 11, 2008. The menu has changed, but the sentiments have not. Happy Mother's Day everyone! Holidays are a time when we take stock of how we have been blessed in life. Today leads me to ...

Indulgence: Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico

One of the highlights of our December trip to New Orleans was dinner at Emeril's Delmonico. This was one of the events on our itinerary that I was looking forward to most. Many foodies have somewhat of a love/hate relationship ...