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Wine for your Walls: Leanne Laine Fine Art

Since we began appreciating wine in earnest, we've collected a few pieces of "wine art."  Several are simply artist-signed posters of local wine festivals, but we also have several pieces we purchased in local boutiques.  I usually want to carefully ...

Building a Better Salad

Summer is here, and in this part of Texas, that means temperatures that do the double dutch on either side of 100° F. When it gets that relentlessly hot around here, we turn to eating a lot of salads. Regular ...

Wine Law: The Times They Are ‘A Changing

We've recounted the horrors of the big brown truck, especially when our wine must be shipped to the Gulf Coast in Texas' gawdawful summer heat. Last night we opened a Chateau de Fontaine-Audon Sancerre; completely undrinkable and unusable because it ...

Wine Review: Chalone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

I'm usually not one to buy a Sauvignon Blanc -- not a big fan of the grassy, pipi du chat flavor. So I'm not quite sure from where the 2008 Chalone Vineyard Monterey County Sauvignon Blanc came. Perhaps it ...

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: WBC ’09

When Joe first said he wanted to start a blog about wine and food, I'll have to admit I was a little skeptical. Sure, he is a great cook, and was studying with the International Sommelier Guild. But I remember ...

Wine Accessories: The Fine Art of the Corkscrew

We stayed at the Inn of Occidental for Barrel Tasting last March. The decor in our room; The "Wine Room," included a shadow box with various corkscrews. One of the most interesting of all of the wine ...

Fourth of July Wine Deal Ends in 4 Days!

July 4th Deal on Twisted Oak *%#&@! ends Saturday... For those of you who have not heard, we love Twisted Oaks wines. Not only is the owner a former computer geek with a penchant for pirates and a strange fascination ...

Another Wine Byte 13: To Sur with Lie

Here is the thirteenth in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) Who are the Lees and Why are They In My Wine? Recently, one ...

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The Complaint as a Gift: A Tale of Three Wineries

Once upon a time, I worked in retail sales. Actually I was working three jobs because I was single, I had no other responsibilities and couldn't support my lifestyle (and wardrobe) on my measly salary as a PR person, just ...

If Wishes Were Horses.

This morning, even before I opened my eyes, I had a line from a song I listened to yesterday running through my head. The line was "If wishes were horses, I'd have a ranch" and it was off of Lucinda ...