2011 Wine Blog Awards Wrap Up

The 2011 edition of the Wine Blog Awards are over and while we didn’t win (nor did we expect to), we would like to thank everyone who supported us with nominations, votes, and encouragement. The coolest thing about the ceremony was hearing so many of our friends cheer when our name was announced as a finalist prior to the winner being revealed. Nothing can top something like that for us. The awards were created and […]

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Another Wine Blog gets a new look

It is currently 1:20 here in Virginia at the 2011 Wine Blogger Conference and instead of attending one of the great break-out sessions I am hunched over my ancient and less-than-trusty laptop nervously preparing to launch the new look for this site.  A lot of the current features, as well as the new ones will require configuration and tweaking over time, but the main things will be done right away. So, if things do not […]

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East Bound & Down, in Charlottesville for WBC11

Yesterday we left the sweltering heat of Houston in the morning, grabbed breakfast at the airport (never a good idea) and headed east to join our friends at the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Although we had a “direct flight” Southwest Airlines really does ensure you are “free to travel around the country.” Our plane stopped in New Orleans to pick up a few more passengers and we headed to Baltimore. While Charlottesville, […]

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The Urban Sonoma Experience

The Association of African American Vintners’ wine tasting took place in a beautiful courtyard with vine laden trellises and a waterfall wall — an added bonus to the beautiful weather that was great for walking around outside sipping on red and white wines (anywhere else but Houston).The Texas Wineauxs could not wait to experience the first taste of wines seldom heard of outside of the state of California. The exception being Mac McDonald’s Vision Cellars whose Pinot Noir won Top Red Wine at the 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition.

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Star-Spangled Beaujolais!

With a few snaps of your camera over the holiday, you could win an entire case of wine! Discover Beaujolais is hosting a monthly Flickr contest that kicks off with the Fourth of July weekend! Here’s how it works: take a picture of you and your friends or family enjoying a glass of Beaujolais while celebrating America’s Independence. It could be while putting up decorations, attending a backyard barbecue, or watching the fireworks! Then choose […]

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