Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

Labor Day for many marks the end of Summer, and the return of Football to America. It’s not just another “Hallmark Holiday.” It’s not just a way to give bankers and government workers a day off. Or to allow Congress to take an extended break before returning to gridlock. In fact, it’s a holiday born from the concept of socialism – the organized labor movement. Want to read more? See the original content posted at http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/9523 If you’re seeing this on Barreling – The Wine Blog, the use of this content is unauthorized and we believe constitutes copyright infringement.

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Wine Review: Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte

Often we visit a tasting room, love a wine, and purchase bottles to ship home, only to find that once at home, the wine does not live up to the tasting room experience.  This was certainly not the case with the 2008 Quarry Butte from Alexandria Nicole Cellars, a red blend crafted from their Estate Vineyard Destiny Ridge. We visited the Alexandria Nicole Cellars Prosser Tasting Room on the last day of the WineCHATr WBC-or-Bust […]

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Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 10 – duck fat)

This is part 9 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 – Knives,  Part 5 – High Heat Cooking, Part 6 – Restaurant Supply Houses, Part 7 – Pork Chops,  Part 8 – Garlic. and Part 9 – Pizza. This entry will deal with duck fat. There are few things in the […]

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Cupcakes, Wine & Corsets: A Chat with Tristan Risk

Tristan Risk takes her clothes off for a living. But don’t call her a stripper. Pin-up queen, model and slasher film star, “Little Miss Risk” is a burlesque artist who performs with the Vancouver troupe Sweet Soul Burlesque. A fan of corsets, wine and cupcakes, Tristan came to our attention as one of the Voodoo Dollz who performs with Big John Bates.

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Speaking of White Wine: Olson Ogden Marsanne

When Margaret Ryan at Olson Ogden Wines contacted us about their newest release last Spring, I was delighted to learn it was a white Rhône blend. We really enjoyed the Olson Ogden Wines‘ Pinot Noir and Rhône varietals we had tasted, so we were pretty confident that this one would not disappoint. It most certainly did not. Ogden Olson Wines Although limited in production, the folks at Olson Ogden are not small on talent. Tim […]

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