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Wine Pairing Recipes: Seafood Medley Stew

Note: A version of this post was originally published at Palate Press. In that version I used a few different ingredients and paired it with a different wine. There are many regional variations on seafood stew. It depends on where you ...

New Sauvignon Blanc on the Block: Cornerstone Cellars

There is a fondness in our hearts for Cornerstone Cellars.  Last July we crashed a private tasting and dinner with some of our blogger friends at Bistro Jeanty (blame it on our friend Lisa who said, of course, we should ...

Darryl Beeson

When I signed up for Sommelier classes a few years ago, I really didn't know what to expect. I had some vague ideas about some professorial type lecturing us as we took copious notes about wine. Looking around at my ...

A Really Twisted Winery Owner

You may wonder why we didn't join the rest of the blogosphere with a zany April Fool's Day post, especially given it's one of our favorite holidays. You might say that we were subjected to one of the worst April ...

Asparagus and Wine

NOTE: This was originally published on Apr 10, 2008 back when very few people were yet reading this blog. As asparagus is now in season, it seemed like a good time to bring it up again. As the weather starts to ...

2010 Wine Blog Awards: Nominations Open

It's time to nominate your favorite wine blog in the 2010 Wine Blog Awards. Not only has the name changed a bit, but a new group is running the program. The North American Wine Bloggers' Conference took over the contest ...

Hospice du Rhône: You Had Me at Syrah

This week we joined participants of Taste Live featuring Hospice du Rhône, a perpetual non-profit business league that represents and promotes the 22 Rhone varieties and those who make them. Each Year HdR produces a three-day event in Paso ...

Why I Hate Bill Gates: Thank God for Wine!

I must admit I was pretty skeptical when I first heard about "cloud computing."  I have trust issues to start with, and letting Mr. Google keep all my files for me sounds like the old "open relationship" concept. Is my ...

Another Wine Byte 16: A Little Bit of Blarney

We have a running dialogue in our household about the legitimacy of my Irish ancestry. Joe claims he is Irish but I'm not. Around Saint Patrick's Day, he teases me with “If you were Irish, you would know this,” ...

Even Alton Brown thinks Sandra Lee is creepy!

Not too long ago I wrote a piece entitled Why do I hate Sandra Lee so much? that I used as a launching off point for a rant about what a wasteland Food Network has become. I used Sandra Lee, ...