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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. ...

Restaurant Common Sense from the NYT

This post from the New York Times about expected behavior by servers in the restaurant industry is astonishing for both its detail and how much of it should just be expected. How and when did our expectations get lowered to ...

Jack, the Very Bad Dog

When I met my wife she had two dogs and what seemed like 100 cats. The cat herd actually only numbered 4, but that was of little comfort to me. Over time the number of cats decreased by half, then ...

Last Day to Vote for 2009 Foodbuzz Blog Awards!

It's the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite food and wine blogs in the 2009 Foodbuzz Blog Awards! If you don't know, we've been nominated in two categories: Best Wine Blog, and the Blogger You Would Most Want to ...

2006 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Disclaimer: Since the lackeys at the Federal Trade Commission, in their infinitesimal wisdom, have decided that bloggers must divulge when they have been given a sample of anything that they review on their sites, I must now offer up this ...

Remember to Vote!

There are only 7 more days to vote for your favorite food and wine blogs at Foodbuzz! Since you're here reading this, I hope that means that we are one of your favorites. Here are all of the nominees: 1. Best Overall ...

Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery added to Boycott

On the last evening of the 2008 Wine Bloggers Conference, we climbed aboard buses to Sonoma and headed to Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Visitors Center for dinner with keynote speaker Alice Feiring. Wine glasses on the table bore the etching ...

Polenta and Meat Sauce paired with Ruffino Chianti Classico

I make no claims to the authenticity of this as a classic Italian dish, but I will state with conviction that is it is delicious and tastes pretty Italian to me. The meat melts in your mouth and the polenta ...

Burning our FUSEBOX at Both Ends

It's here! It's here! We received our FUSEBOX blending kit and are all set for the big competition. But what we can't quite decide is if we're working together or against each other! What am I talking about? It's a ...

Somewhere Over the Rhine: Riesling

Toledo, Ohio is know for a number of things: The Toledo Mud Hens and Tony Packo's, being two. What many may not know, is that Toledo is home to an amazing collection of art glass housed in the Toledo Museum ...