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Flavor Profiles – Food and Wine

I have two sons, age 17 and 13, who are both well on their way to being excellent cooks. However, just as in almost everything in life, they have totally different approaches. My eldest, Alex, loves to experiment. If he ...

Break-Up Wine: Do You Own a Bottle of Spite?

My first visit to "Wine Country" was when I was dating a guy who lived in California. He was; to put it politely, extremely "frugal."  To be honest, he was a cheap-ass bastard. He had a problem with paying the ...

Wine Pairing Recipes: Wild Salmon & Mussels

For this year's Open That Bottle Night, we decided an Anaba Coriol White Rhône Blend would pair nicely with our local Gulf Coast seafood. As usual, Joe prepared a fabulous meal -- this time of Almond Encrusted Salmon with Blood-Orange Vinaigrette; fresh Gulf Coast ...

Give Birth to Your Own Little Sommelier

Scientists at the University of California - Murphys, working together with El Jefe, he of the Twisted Oak fame; have developed a new horizontal tasting geared toward expectant the parent's desire for early education of  her soon-to-be child in the fine art of wine ...

Spring Has Sprung – Anaba Coriol White Blend

Of all the seasons, Spring has always been my favorite. This was especially true growing up in West Virginia, and spending my law school years in what sometimes seemed like the near perpetual winter in Northwest Ohio. With Spring always comes ...

Why do I hate Sandra Lee so much?

Truth be told, I do not really hate Sandra Lee. She has never done me, or anyone I love, harm. For all I know she may be a perfectly wonderful person, someone who spends her every off camera waking hour ...

Another Wine Byte 9: Vertical Tasting

Here is the ninth 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!) AWB #9 - It's Not the Mile High Club Ladies, have you ever ...

Ann Landers, Miss Manners, and some winos in Houston

That's right! The winos of Another Wine Blog are now world famous, highly respected purveyors of sage advice. You all can say that you knew us when. The fine (and possibly drunk) folks at AskDeb.com have compiled a list of ...

Great Bargain Wine – Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007

Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007 is a wine that all budget conscious wine shoppers should keep an eye out for. It is a big, chewy, concentrated, and quite delicious wine for around 14 bucks a bottle. These days who can ...

Customer Service: A Tale of Two Bartenders

While we were in San Francisco on our way to the Russian River Wine Road Barrel tasting, we stayed at the Hotel Triton, a funky little boutique hotel just on the edge of Chinatown.  Prior to having dinner with our ...