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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 ...

Wine Judges are Inconsistent? Say it ain’t so!

In a recent study it was found that there was very few wine judges that could give consistent ratings. Repeated blind tastings of the same wines produced different scores. Part of me wants to shrug and exclaim, “Well, DUH!” Another ...

The Fine Art of Giving Back

Given the uncertainty of the economy and debate about the "stimulus package," I  find myself in discussions about the government's "taking" resources from one set of Americans and giving it to another. There are those who favor less taxation; and those who ...

Didn’t I say not to go out for Valentine’s Day?

Last year I wrote about the horrors of going out for Valentine's Day. I even posted alternative ideas for your Valentine's Day celebration. Here are some excerpts of what I wrote: If Valentine’s Day had an equivalent to Scrooge, I would ...