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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, ...

Perfectly Cooked Bacon and Eggs (with a Wine Pairing)

There are few better ways to start the morning than with bacon and eggs. Unfortunately, more often than not, cooking bacon can be a messy chore. Grease splatters all over your stove and it is a rare bacon aficionado without ...

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 ...