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Have Notes, Will Travel

While many of the reviews on Another Wine Blog lately fall under my name, both Joe and I taste all the wines and take notes together. We have little notepads all over the house so we can capture our impressions ...

Examples of Great Design in Wine and Food Blogs

There are so many ways to blog these days that make it so easy for anyone to jump in with both feet and begin expressing themselves in ways that would have been impossible even a few years ago. Options that ...

Madeleine’s Wine Bistro: The Classiest Place Around

We've talked at length about what we lost when Hurricane Ike rolled in and waterboarded everything in its path. One of the hardest hit areas after Galveston was the resort area of Kemah, Texas. There was a wine and piano ...

Great Argentine Sparkler for Memorial Weekend BBQ

That's right! That's what I said, a sparkling wine with barbecue. From May 18 through 25th, Central Market hosted "Passport to Argentina," to celebrate Argentina's Revolution of May. To get us into the spirit, CM sent a heavy bottle of sparkling ...

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 ...