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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 ...

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 ...