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Another Wine Byte 8: Any Port in the Storm

Here is the eighth 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!) After a weekend of Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting ...

Pairing Wine with Corned Beef and Cabbage

This post was originally published last year. Since I was lucky to have 20 readers back then, it is safe to say that most of you missed it. I hope you enjoy it as St. Patrick's Day approaches. I am not ...

In Sonoma – A look ahead

Amy and I arrived in San Francisco last Wednesday where we met up with some fellow wino bloggers.  It has been a whirlwind tour of some of the best of California's wine country ever since. Things are about to get ...

What to do with leftover wine?

Leftover wine? I am sure that many of you, like myself, have a difficult time grasping that concept. I have heard rumors, however, that such a thing actually exists. Should such an unfortunate situation ever occur, below are some suggestions ...

Guest Review – Jacob Power reviews sparkling wine

On the most recent Open That Bottle Night Amy and I opened a very nice bottle and enjoyed every drop. In honor of the event we purchased a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling wine for my kids. My youngest, Jacob, who ...

Another Wine Byte 7: You Say Meritage…

Here is the seventh 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!) AWByte #7 - But it Rhymes with Heritage I was pouring ...

Slaked

It feels like you've been waiting a lifetime. As you longingly look at her curves. Soft music plays in the background And the sky turns golden, orange, magenta, red. You gently cradle her in your hands. as you grasp your tool applying ever so slightly the ...

Please Don’t Spill Burgundy on My Brassiere

Next week we're flying to California for Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting (more about that later). First, we're stopping in San Francisco to meet up with some of our Wine Blogger friends. Then we're driving over to Murphys ...

The Grapes of Rant: Wine Blog Awards are Corked

I would like to preface this impending rant by saying that I am a fan of  Tom Wark and his blog, Fermentation The Daily Wine Blog. It was one of the first wine blogs that I ever read, and I ...

Toasting my Father, Six Months After Ike

We live in Clear Lake, south of Houston, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. And there's a reason we live in an area prone to hurricanes. In 1999 my mother had open-heart surgery. Soon after her quadruple by-pass, I ...