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Weinrieder 2006 Grüner Veltliner Alte Reben

Grüner Veltliner (GREW-nuhr Felt-LEEN-ehr) is not one of the most well known wine grapes on the planet. Mainly grown in Austria and accounting for nearly 40% of the country's grape production, it is used in a variety of styles of ...

Pop that Cork! Value-Priced Champagne Alternatives

In the current economy, many people are looking for an alternative to traditional champagne to help ring in the New Year. Last year we told you about Cava, and we've found a few other sparklers this year as well. ...

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2005

Some things can only be experienced, and no matter how eloquently or accurately they are described, words really fall short. I think all great wines are like that. The best that a wine reviewer can strive for is to get ...

Great Finds in Grocery Store Wine

During the holidays you can often find me at a wine retailer or grocery wine department pouring samples for a local distributor. It's a great way to meet people, teach them about wine, and make some extra money at the ...

Surfing into New Orleans

I'm sure that some folks are getting tired of reading about the trip we took to New Orleans. My apologies, but it is a city that resonates very deeply with so many; myself and Amy included. I remember watching on ...

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Crescent City Phoenix – The Return of New Orleans

When you say "New Orleans" it is difficult not to think of Hurricane Katrina. So when we first were invited to fly into town for "Harrah's Greatest Weekend Ever" the cynic in me thought, "they don't want us to see ...

Day Two: Window on New Orleans Past and Present

On the first night of our visit to New Orleans compliments of Harrah's for their "Best Weekend Ever" promotion we spent a mere four hours wining and dining at Emeril's Delmonico, which as Joe has promised will have its own ...

New Orleans Day 1 – Quick recap

Harrah's New Orleans and the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up to bring Joe and Amy to the Big Easy for what is being billed as "Harrah’s Greatest Weekend Ever." Yesterday we flew out of Hobby Airport for ...

2 Nights at Harrah’s New Orleans – FREE!

For the next few days Amy and I will be guests of Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. They have all sorts of fantastic sounding activities planned for us, and we will be telling you all about them. I have never ...

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 ...