Day 1 in France

Early Friday morning Amy and I drove to the airport and boarded a flight to Atlanta. Once in Atlanta we hastily made our way to the very furthest end of this behemoth of an airfield to catch our connecting flight to Paris. After landing at Charles de Gaulle we made a mad dash to the terminal that a very pleasant and seemingly efficient young woman had directed us to. Once clearing customs, another very pleasant […]

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Glen Ellen 2007 Petite Sirah

Show a little faith there’s magic in the night You ain’t a beauty but hey you’re alright Oh and that’s alright with me – Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road I did not expect to write this review. Glen Ellen? Don’t they make bum wine? I can’t even imagine what they will do to one of my favorite grapes. See? This is why I am not a wine expert, and usually attempt to shrug it off when […]

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Wines of the Loire Valley: Muscadet

There is a wine from the oft called “Garden of France” that is the perfect pairing for fresh seafood. So much so that whenever I reach into the wine chiller and suggest it, Joe chastises me, “No, that’s for when we have good seafood.” Thank goodness last night’s dinner menu included sauteed shrimp and mussels, so that we could finally open the bottle of Muscadet that had been languishing for a few months. When is […]

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We’re Celebrating Rootstock!

Today we’re joining our friends at TasteLive! while they celebrate The Rootstock Festival – from the Santa Rosa Vintners Square. An annual celebration produced by Joel Quigley and Cailyn McCauley of Creative Furnace (and TasteLive!), the festival brings together “all that is hot in the world of culinary entertainment” combining fine wine tasting, gourmet street food, a Best Bites Invitational Competition, live music from the main stage, FUSE’s DJ lounge and TasteLive! Streaming. That’s where […]

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Wineries Invited to Donate Wine for Scholarships

How can you get your wines in front of 8,000 potential wine lovers with significant discretionary income? By donating wine for a Wine Pull as part of The Houston CPA Society’s 2011 Scholarship Extravaganza set for Friday, February 18, 2011. The largest chapter in the state of Texas with 8,000 members, the Houston CPA Society hosts an annual “Scholarship Extravaganza” to raise money for college students interested in a career in accounting and to help […]

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Far Out Wineries Passport Weekend: January 14-17th

Paso Robles’ 17 “Far Out Wineries” invite wine lovers to taste their way through award-winning wines during a special Passport Weekend Friday, January 14 through Monday, January 17, 2011. Now in its fourth year, the Far Out Wineries Passport Weekend proceeds benefit The Wellness Community – California Central Coast, which offers programs of education, support and hope for cancer patients and their families. This year the event, set for Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend is […]

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Sinfully Decadent Delights and Festive Champagne

There is a much-repeated myth that great sex stops after marriage. Politely speaking, a number of euphemisms come to mind. At worst, “that well dries up” and at best; “dessert turns to the plain vanilla variety.” Big Pharma’s latest goldmine promises to restore the dying embers. Names like Cialis and Viagra flash across the television screen while she wonders ‘why are they in separate bathtubs?” and he; “is there really anything wrong with more than […]

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What can a chicken teach us?

Hey man where’d you get That lotion? I been hurting Since I bought the gimmick About something called love Yeah something called love That’s like hypnotizing chickens Well I am just a modern guy Of course I’ve had it in the ear before -Lust for Life, Iggy Pop Why is it that some of the simplest things in life are the ones we never take the time to learn to do right? Since we can […]

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