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WBC09: Our Sunday Side Trips

Today was the last day of the 2009 North American Wine Bloggers' Conference.  Today's events included breakout sessions and vineyard walks. Joe attended one of the breakouts, while I was leisurely packing for our next excursion. Last year we joined our ...

Wine Bloggers Conference 2009 – FAIL?

After being here for the first afternoon and evening of the Wine Blogger Conference 2009, I am starting to wonder if the they are experiencing a sophomore slump, or have just lost their mojo completely. The early part of ...

Dear Thea, this is what you missed!

We flew into California on Wednesday night, a couple days early, so we could head down to Murphys for a little pre-WBC09 (2009 Wine Bloggers' Conference) fun.  Lucky for us, there were lots of cars on the Hertz lot. The ...

In California again

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and anyone who has ever seen the size of some of the asses waddling out of Luby's or been run off of the road by some compensating "cowboy" in a ridiculously customized ...

Date Night with Ravenswood Zinfandel

You might say that wine saved our relationship. I was in law school, which makes one's disposition truly evil.  We lived in a tiny little rental house near campus.  We shared a 10x10 room as a home office. We hated each ...

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 ...