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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 ...

Another Wine Byte 11: Wines with a Tan

Here is the eleventh 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!) I have a very fair complexion. So much so that people ...

If I want a little Syrah should I order a Petite Sirah?

Wine can seem confusing, which is why so many people stick to Cabernet or Chardonnay, or if they are feeling especially adventurous, a Merlot or a Pinot Gris. When we start drinking wine, just distinguishing between those varietals can be ...

Restaurant Review: Pope’s Pairings Protect Plonk

I think I was sitting in Toledo, avoiding study of some law-school related subject, when I first heard about Alice Waters' Chez Panisse. The concept of growing local, buying local, and serving healthy, organic dishes that actually taste good was ...

Weekend Round-up – Around the Food and Wine Blogs

There have been so many great posts about food and wine around these Interwebs lately that I felt like sharing some. I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did. I have not had the time to visit DrinkPlanner ...