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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. ...

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 ...