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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 ...

A Twisted Deal for AWB Readers!

We might sometimes appear to be pimping for Twisted Oak wines, but we're not. We are, in fact, members of The Twisted Few, and receive regular shipments (that we pay for) from the winery. We also buy cases ...

Father’s Day Treasures…

Father's Day was always a favorite holiday because my Dad appeared to be thrilled with any gift he received. "Fancy!" he'd say. And he saved everything. I mean everything. Called them his "treasures." He'd keep them in boxes, in dressers, ...

It Takes a Village to raise a Winemaker

We met Morgan Twain-Peterson at last October's Wine Bloggers Conference. At Kick Ranch Vineyard, Dick Keenan had invited bloggers to sample wines by some of the wineries using his grapes. When we started the tasting line, I was more interested in ...

Objectivity and Fairness

"For the bitterest pill is hard to swallow The love I gave hangs in sad coloured, mocking shadows The bitterest pill is mine to take If I took it for a hundred years, I couldn't feel any more ill" -The Jam The Bitterest Pill It ...

Anaba Coriol Red Blend: Wine Spectator 90 pts

We originally posted this review in February, but were happy to learn that Wine Spectator has given the 2006 Anaba Coriol Red Blend a rating of 90 points! Firm and concentrated, with a mix of spicy cola, herb, dark berry fruit, ...