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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 ...

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 ...