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Earthquake wreaks havoc on Chile’s Wine Industry

Reports coming out of Chile today indicate that last Saturday's massive earthquake dealt a substantial blow to that country's $1.3 billion wine industry. According to the The Washington Post, Rene Merino, president of Wines of Chile, says early estimates put ...

Sonoma Coast Jewels: Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with all things Japanese. In later years this led me to Chiba University for Japanese Business and Society Study Abroad program.  There I missed the class on language because ...

Cooking with Wine: Stop the insanity!

"A bottle of Chablis, hey now, that ain't no stuff for me Chateau Timberley, as long as I can't see Gallo or Muscatel, either one would be just swell I didn't come here to fight, hey just as long as that ain't white" -The ...

Fish for Lent?

They starved me for weeks, they thought they'd teach me fear I fed on cellmates' dreams, it gave me fine ideas When they cut me loose, the time had served me well I made allies in heaven, I made comrades in hell I was ...

Beating the Ethics Horse on Twitter

The following is a transcript of "tweets" captured when the topic of Wine Bloggers, Wine Writers and Ethics was posted on twitter.  I put them in time order, reversing the order one gets on twitter by using the hashtag #wss2010.  ...

Are Wine Reviews Compromised?

Every six months or so, a heated debate ensues: are wine writers and bloggers who cozy up to the wine industry to be trusted to write about wine. We have covered this in a number of posts (see Wine ...

Mardi Gras New Orleans Cookbook Giveaway!

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, Another Wine Blog is offering you a chance to win an autographed copy of a new cookbook by New Orleans' World Class Chef John Besh. Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for ...

Stay home for Valentine’s Day!

This was originally posted on Feb 12, 2008, and I think it is still very good advice. So, what are Amy and I doing for Valentine's Day? We are going to our friend Madeleine's eponymous restaurant/wine bar with two of ...

It seems that Andy Warhol was right

"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." -Andy Warhol The nice folks over at Sacre Bleu Wines have decided to make an honest man out of Andy, at least with regards to AWB's 15 minutes. They interviewed both Amy ...

Valentine Gifts for the Wine Lover

February 14th falls on Sunday this year, and I would bet some of you will be waiting until Saturday to go shopping.  But for those of you who want get to Hallmark before everything is picked over, you might start ...