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2007 San Felice Vermentino Maremma Toscana Perolla

Just another weird weather day in early January, it was 78 degrees and sunny today in Houston. So to pair with Joe's Mediterranean fare of broiled lamb ribs, homemade hummus, falafel and tomato cucumber salad, with a complement of ...

Wine and Cheese Video

Many people think that wine and cheese are an automatic match. That is not really true. A lot of wines and cheeses are horrible matches. Pairing them can be as tough as pairing any food and wine. However, pairing sweet ...

Tasting 125 Wines: Do Not Try this at Home!

How many folks could taste 125 wines in just 3 hours? I know we had a least that many at the New Zealand Wine Tasting event at last year's Wine Blogger Conference--but I would not try it at home. It's ...

Alpana Singh saves you money

In the interest of saving us all some money, Master Sommelier Alpana Singh picks out 10 wines under $10. I especially like this advice she offers in the article: The secret to drinking well on the cheap is to explore wines ...

Another Wine Byte 1: What is Wine?

Weekly Snippets of OenoInfo to Impress your Friends There is a local college radio station we listen to that runs a segment they call a "News Tip." I find this an especially annoying misnomer, because the DJs aren't giving tips at ...

Poll: Are you a wine snob?

The previous post was about being a wine snob. We thought it might be interesting to create a poll to see how many wine snobs we have here.

What is a wine snob?

Looking up the word 'snob' on dictionary.com brings up the following definitions: snob –noun 1. a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others. 2. a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur ...

Twisted Oak Tanner Vineyard Syrah 2002

Last night we opened a bottle of what turned out to be a very special wine. Pulling the cork of the 2002 Twisted Oak Tanner Syrah released a genie comprised of fresh raspberries and gobs of blackberry jam. In fact, ...

Totally random thoughts on the past year (and other stuff)

This was a pretty good year for me, filled with some amazing and wonderful memories. It was also a year filled with a lot of things in the world that will be memorable for not being quite so good. 2008 ...

Cava: An Economical Alternative to Champagne

I must admit, I've never been a huge fan of traditional champagne, and it doesn't matter what the price point.  It could be that I just haven't found the one that "wows" me, yet. But we've found a reasonable alternative ...