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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 ...

Project Y-ine on Texas: Part II, The Texas Beer Scene

They came. They saw. They conquered. The ladies of Project-Yine have taken on Texas, and lived to tell about it. We thought we'd let them tell it in their own words. So, without further ado, here Shana and Ashley give ...

Another Wine Byte 15: France’s Red-headed Stepchild

Here is another in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) I have a former law school colleague with whom I sometimes verbally spar, nearly always ...

It’s a Small World After All…

The first time I visited Disney World in Florida, I loved the "Small World" ride - especially floating through the cool of an air-conditioned "cave" after spending all day in the Florida sun. Until the song got stuck in my ...

Note to Wineries: Such a Small Thing to Ask

We have a standard response when agency representatives and wineries ask if we accept samples for review. Yes, we do. All we ask is that you e-mail us a tracking number when you ship out the wine. It seems to me ...

Project Y-ine Makes A Brief Stop in Houston

Yesterday the ladies of Project Y-ine left New Orleans and headed for Houston, Texas. They were running a bit behind schedule. They had stopped in Lafayette for lunch. "What is the law in Texas about the passenger drinking a beer??" At 6:18 ...

Project Y-ine Takes On Texas: Part I

The road trip has commenced, and Ashley and Shana are making their way towards Texas. The ladies of Project Y-ine spent the last couple days in New Orleans, and from reading their exploits, were guests in a palatial New ...

New Study Adds Gravitas to Wine Bloggers

A study published today in Wine Business.com examines the growth and impact of wine bloggers on winery brands. According to Sonoma State University Wine Business Professor Liz Thach, Ph.D., blogs can be especially helpful to wineries with less well-known brands, ...

Project Y-ine – World Tour 2009

Some friends of ours have launched a new research project called Project Y-ine, and have taken it on the road. Amy and I are definitely not part of Generation Y, but since we were born between Gen X and the ...

One for You, Two for Me: Blending Can be Fun!

Joe definitely is the cook in our house.  He has also had success making his own beer. But there is a little something I can brag about from out latest trip to Wine Country - blending. I won two of ...