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Hey, that’s No Way to Sell Wine!

Driving around Houston, I remembered a wine shop that carried Enkidu. I thought I'd surprise Joe and pick up a bottle. I drove to where I thought it was located, but noted the name was wrong. So I turned on ...

The Prodigal Chicken Returns!

For all of you out there that been unable to sleep at night from worry, please rest easy now. After weeks of tense negotiations with the wicked, desperate pirates that plague the aisles, cubes and halls of my workplace, the ...

A Mountain of Corks for Wine Cork Crafts!

The first time I had more than a couple of glasses of wine was when I was working in Marketing and Public Relations. One of the worst things about marketing, advertising and PR in the early years of one's career ...

Recycle your used corks

If your house is anything like ours, you are buried under mountains of wine corks. They look cool in clear vases, we have a big glass bowl on our coffee table that is full of them. Amy has made trivets, ...

Chelsea Wine Bar Gets Twisted (Oak)!

I've been home for the past week recovering from a little surgery.  My doctor is so cool, that she gave me  the "O.K." to drink wine post-op (as in taste -- not go nuts!). After sitting in the house for a ...

Another Wine Byte 12: Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Here is the twelfth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) Should I Give a Bottle of Wine? I received an e-mail notification ...

Pirates, Rubber Chickens and Spaniards, Oh My!

At last year's inaugural North American Wine Blogger Conference we had a little event called "Live Blogging" which was a little like speed dating. But instead of sitting in front of a potential significant other and asking some superficial questions, we ...

10 of the Most Architecturally Progressive Wineries in the World

Mike Payne, the editor of DesignCrave.com, sent me a link to his post entitled "The Ten Architectural Wonders of the Wine World." He has found some real gems. From his post: To the religious and the secular alike, wine holds a special ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 7 – Pork Chops)

This is part 7 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, Part 4 - Knives, and Part 5 ...

Unconventional Wine Regions

If grapes can be grown somewhere, it seems that there is always someone who will proclaim it the new hot wine region. Climate change is wreaking havoc on some traditional growing regions, while it simultaneously creates new ones in unexpected ...