Without Further Ado: Sacre Bleu

While pinning its hopes on them, the wine industry wasn’t properly targeting the millennial market. “They were putting out labels with kangaroos, birds and penguins,” says Struwe. In fact in 2006 it seems everyone was targeting millennials with ‘Critter Wines.’ “They were not taking these younger consumers seriously, says Struwe. And, no wine company was telling them why they should try their wine.”

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Want to eat and drink at our house?

We often participate in an event known as Twitter Taste Live. The way it works is that a certain winery, region or style of wine is featured and samples are sent out to a group of bloggers. At an appointed date and time these bloggers log into the website and chat with the wine makers while tasting their product. As they often send out as many as 8 bottles of wine we sometimes invite friends […]

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So You Think You Can Rhône?

Where can you find over 1,000 Rhône wines at one International Food and Wine Event? France, you say? No siree, Bob. To find some of the best examples of the 22 Rhône varieties all in one place you’ll need to head to Paso Robles, California next Spring for the 19th annual Hospice du Rhône. Tickets go on sale today for the exclusive three-day weekend event surrounding all things Rhône set for April 28-30, 2011. Established […]

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Food for Thought: Recipe for Success

When I worked the election one year, my assignment was to sit in my kids’ intermediate school cafeteria and watch for monkey business.  Given we live in Texas, I wasn’t surprised to see a little voter intimidation, suppression and some wacky Diebold malfunctions. What I was surprised and appalled to see was the utter crap the school system was providing for the kids to eat. I remember school cafeterias as a place to get nutritious, […]

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Odds and Ends

Sometimes little things start to build up. Corks overflowing every container in the house. Bottles waiting to go to recycling. Tasting notes that need to be converted to reviews. Stuff like that. This post is filled with little items of that sort. Ideas or news that just don’t make for a post by themselves, but need sharing anyway if for no other reason than to clear my mental clutter. – Our design is being honored […]

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Ooh La La! It’s Rue La La

We found a great place to find lower prices on fab wines. Today they are selling La Sirena, from Heidi Peterson Barrett, the “First Lady of Wine.” Barrett is a truly gifted winemaker whose wines have earned 100 points from Robert Parker, Jr., and whose 6-liter bottle of 1992 Screaming Eagle set a world record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of wine at the 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction, selling for $500,000.

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2009 LOIS Grüner Veltliner: A Grüner for Everyone!

Wine and fun! What could be better? We found a refreshing Austrian Grüner Veltliner perfect for the lighter fare of Oktoberfest. While many people think that Grüner is just a summer wine, this wine is the perfect pairing for lighter Austrian food as well as sipping in the warmer climes of the Gulf Coast. What is Grüner Veltliner? Grüner Veltliner is a white wine grape grown primarily in Austria and in the Czech Republic. The […]

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