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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 ...

Another Wine Byte 14: Attack of the Clones?

Here is the fourteenth 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!) AWB #14 - So Just What is a Clone? Aren't they Human-Animal ...

Bread Porn

We spend so much time trying to protect ourselves and our families from various microbes and the ensuing spoilage that they can cause that most of us probably do not stop and think about the wonders that they also produce. ...

Beware of Wine Bloggers!

Steve Heimoff knows a lot about wine, and he is a pretty decent writer. So, when he warns us about a new threat to the wine community we should heed his words. Here are the aforementioned words of wisdom and ...

The Lost Art of Being Gracious

When I was a little girl, I hated writing "Thank You" notes to my grandmother. First, because she always got me "practical" gifts -- the one that sticks out the most is a pair of flannel pajamas that were about ...

Best Moment of an Overwhelmingly Good Trip

This trip to California is winding down, we are packing to leave. Instead of thinking about returning to my cage tomorrow, I am focusing on the amazing memories this journey has provided. There are so many things that I will ...

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 ...