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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 ...

Wine and Food Blog Roundup

Here are some recent posts from a selection of my favorite food and wine blogs around these Interwebs. Tell 'em 'Tex' sent ya! The Wine Gent reviews Muga Rioja 2004. Alder at Vinography calls for a new French Revolution. Sharon at Taking Off ...

Wine, Writing and a Woman Named Lucinda

Last night Amy and I attended the Lucinda Williams show in downtown Houston. She was amazing, and a lot of her lyrics have been running through my head ever since. One song in particular seems to be playing on a ...

Social Media, MOM2.0SUMMIT & Wine!

I have never really liked the term "networking" because it sounds so -- well, like the only reason I'm talking to you or you're talking to me is so we can use each other to meet other people.  I loathe ...

Twisted Oak Ferriere Vineyard Syrah 2002 Calaveras County

Twisted Oak Ferriere Vineyard Syrah 2002 Calaveras County is a mouthful of a name for a mouthful of a wine. I am a big fan of huge California Syrahs, and this one fits the bill very well. It is big, ...

W.I.N.E. – A Very Fine Antidote for W.O.R.K.

Some of my legal work includes electronic discovery; e-Discovery, for litigation. In addition to countless presentations, meeting notes, spreadsheets and family photos, this is a job where attorneys are tasked to read volumes of other people's e-mail. My friend Joycelyn, who also does ...

Anaba: Earth, Wind and Wine in My Glass

I like earth scents and flavors. Growing up as the only girl in a neighborhood of boys – this tomboy played football in the front yard and made mud bowls from the clay-rich soils of West Virginia.  I never minded harvesting ...