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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, ...

Silver Oak and Twomey – Wine Reviews

Last week we had the great honor and distinct pleasure of meeting legendary wine maker Daniel Baron. It was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, and we plan to tell you all about it later. But Daniel was there ...

They say, “Joe, why do you drink?”

I have a shameful confession to make: I am a Detroit Lions fan. There, it's out there and I can't take it back. I root for a team that has won 3 out of their last 39 games, holds the ...

A Tale of Two Meals

Amy and I have recently had two very different experiences when going out for dinner and, of course, wine. Since both of these dinners involved friends in some way, and since we're not usually interested in negatively reviewing anything, neither ...

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 ...