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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 ...

Maryhill: Such a Thrill In Washington Whites

We got a note from the nice people at Maryhill Winery asking us if we'd like to try their wines before we visit Washington this summer.  Something about the name was familiar. Then Friday night after we sampled two of their ...

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HR 5034: What if Wine Were Peaches …

Suppose your family grows peaches in Georgia. Everyone in Georgia loves your peaches, and tells your family you should send those peaches to folks in other states. So you build a business selling peaches in-state as well as out-of-state. ...

Washington State Wines: Tildio Winery

It's getting warmer outside, the perfect weather for fresh seafood, grilled chicken and Washington State whites! We tried several recently, in anticipation of our trip to Walla Walla in June for the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference. One we ...

If Passed, HR 5034 will Cheat Wine Consumers

While most consumers hurried to finish taxes by the April 15th deadline, something sinister was afoot in the United States House of Representatives.  At the behest of the powerful National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), and in response to a recent ...