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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 ...

Can a Pretty Bottle Improve Plonk?

I've mentioned before that I am a horrible pack rat. I've also reported that I have a collection of autographed hock pucks. I used to spend quite a bit of time on E-bay. It was like getting a present in ...

Foodie Blog Carnival

Another Wine Blog is participating in a food-related Blog Carnival today at Cooking With Kimberly. While I am not 100% sure what a Blog Carnival is, or whether I was invited to be the clown, Kimberly is a very nice ...

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To Hell with States’ Rights! – Part I

...especially when it comes to laws restricting the sale of out-of-state wine! There are a number of states that make it next to impossible for a consumer to get wine direct-shipped to her. Most states enact and maintain these laws purportedly ...

Another Wine Byte 6: Even Wine Gets Stressed!

Here is the sixth in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWByte #6 - What is Bottle Shock? Bottle shock, or bottle sickness is ...