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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 ...

“Bloggerships” Available for Needy Winos!

Last year we attended the first annual North American Wine Blogger Conference at The Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California. It was an incredible deal! For just $95 each (as citizen bloggers), we enjoyed a fabulous vineyard tour, live ...

Drinking well in tough times

Below is a video from Wine Spectator with some tips for drinking good wine at a decent price. These days that becomes more and more of a priority. Times are tough all over. The video has some good ideas before ...

Decanting: Take Your Wine for a Little Spin

Joe is notorious for his suspicion of all unsolicited marketing e-mail and press releases. Back when he wrote most of the posts on the blog, Joe tended to either hit "Delete" or send a reply that would pretty much guarantee ...

Mother’s Day Blessings

NOTE: This was originally posted last Mother's Day. The menu has changed, but the sentiments have not. Happy Mother's Day! Holidays are a time when we take stock of how we have been blessed in life. Today leads me to think ...