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Qué Syrah and Pinot Noir! Olson Ogden Wines

When I first met Thea, the Luscious Lush, she raved and raved about Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. I remember telling her "I'm not that big a fan of Pinot Noir." She promptly pronounced it as "Blasphemy!" My non-penchant for Pinot ...

The Holiday Party: Or How Not to Throw up on Your Boss

With the end of the calendar year upon us, those companies who aren't budget cutting by playing Scrooge with their employees will be hosting the annual "holiday" party. These can be a great way to enjoy some food and ...

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In defense of decadence

“Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.” -Ernest Hemingway Writing about food ...

Thanksgiving: It’s Not Always about the Food

Thanksgiving in our family was always a dilemma -- Joe wants to host everyone at our house, and my brother wants to host everyone at his. Before my father died, it was always at my parents' house.  My mother would ...

Perfect turkey brine – for Thanksgiving

I published this recipe last year. It was also how I served the very best turkey I have ever eaten last Thanksgiving, so I figured it was worth repeating. I hope everyone enjoys it. I think that most home chefs have ...

Hostess Gift-Giving: Planet Friendly Wine Bags will Travel!

Here at Another Wine Blog, we try to do our best to recycle. Leftover wine becomes a reduction sauce for meat, or a great addition to some of Joe's zesty barbecue sauce! Recently, our neighborhood was named third best recyclers in ...

Turkey and Cannellini beans with Terlato Pinot Grigio

The other night I came home to the usual question of  "What are you fixing for dinner?" As I had not gone to the grocery store in quite some time, and had been pulling things out of the freezer and ...

Wine Tasting Clubs: Solving the Mystery One Glass at a Time

Note: This piece originally appeared in Palate Press on September 15, 2009, and has been updated since. Whether by accident or by design, connoisseurs have made the world of wine intimidating to even the most sophisticated city dweller. Wine tasting clubs ...

Mama’s got a Fusebox…

What happens when you start blending wine? You sometimes have a little bit more wine than you would otherwise, and end up writing silly parodies for your blog posts. Here's one such ditty: Mama's got a Fusebox She uses to make blends And ...

Fusebox Blending – Joe’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago Amy talked about how Crushpad sent us their Fusebox blending kit. They sent it to 10 different wine bloggers as a competition to see who could produce the best wine blend and the best labels. ...