Category: Posts

New On-Line Wine Magazine Hits the Web

Taking a traditional print media wine column on-line doesn't necessarily make it a wine blog, but does putting a bunch of wine bloggers together create a legitimate on-line magazine? We shall see. Enter Palate Press. Recently launched and now in its ...

On the Anniversary of Hurricane Ike

Death came howling on the ocean Death calls you gotta go Galveston had a sea wall to keep the water down and a high tide from the ocean spread the water over the town Wasn't that a Mighty Storm Wasn't that a Mighty Storm Wasn't that a ...

Guest Post: Napa Valley for Kids What to Do (And Not Do)

A friend I met at the MOM2.0 Summit last February in Houston, writes a blog about her family's travel adventures. The Founder & Managing Editor of MOMocrats where I occasionally guest blog, Glennia describes her personal blog as that of ...

Tragedy as Marketing

I grew up in a town that knew tragedy. On the night of November 15, 1970, a chartered jet airliner carrying the local university football team, coaches and a number of prominent residents crashed in flames on its approach to the ...

Tonight: TasteLive! Blogging with Wines of Argentina

Last week it was wines from Salta. Tonight we'll be tasting wines from the Mendoza region of Argentina as part of TasteLive! a live tasting social-networking platform run by Craig Drollett, that connects wine lovers and bloggers with different ...

Labor Day and the Work of the Vineyard

To depart from the multiple posts you'll find on which wines to pair with your Labor Day celebration (Burgers and Syrah, chicken and Chardonnay, grilled seafood and Torrontés, and if you haven't been hit by the recession: steak and Cabernet ...

The Local Food Movement

"I know that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll never go any further than my own back yard. For if it isn't there, I never really lost it." - Dorothy Gale (Wizard of Oz) Eat and drink local ...

Where there’s smoke…There’s Tailgating!

Football season is here! Since Joe and I met through our love of football, the start of football season is always an anniversary of sorts. At the time, we were fans of rival college teams in the same conference. ...

Wine Competitions: It Won a Medal – It Must be Good!

My first-ever restaurant review also included reviews of some of the wines. And though we do not usually write negative reviews of the wine we receive as samples, we do occasionally include reviews of less-than-stellar wines that we pay for. ...

Corkage Fees – What are they?

cork·age (kôrkj) n. A charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises. That is how The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines it. It is also how I have always defined ...