It’s a Small World After All…

If we got in our car and drove to just halfway through the metropolitan area, it would take about an hour in normal Saturday traffic. And we visit wine bars everywhere in between. You’d think in all that space you wouldn’t see so many people you know, but folks in the wine business all seem pretty connected. One of the first few times we visited Chelsea Wine Bar in El Lago, we met Emelie. Emelie’s a bubbly blond who can find exactly what you’re looking to taste, even when you don’t know what that is.

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Note to Wineries: Such a Small Thing to Ask

Recently we received an e-mail asking if we wanted to participate in a particular date-certain event. I responded that we did, provided a shipping address, and issued the standard request for tracking number. The event came and went. I assumed that the sponsor had decided not to ship us wine to participate in the event. We stopped by our receiving service to pick up a care package for Project Y-ine, and discovered two other shipments of which we were unaware. One was for the on-line event. And we were picking it up two weeks after the event had concluded.

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Project Y-ine Makes A Brief Stop in Houston

Yesterday the ladies of Project Y-ine left New Orleans and headed for Houston, Texas. They were running a bit behind schedule. They had stopped in Lafayette for lunch. “What is the law in Texas about the passenger drinking a beer??” At 6:18 p.m. CDT I got the above text from Shana. I shot back, “I don’t think you can have booze open in the car at all.” Then I looked it up just to make […]

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Project Y-ine Takes On Texas: Part I

The road trip has commenced, and Ashley and Shana are making their way towards Texas. The ladies of Project Y-ine spent the last couple days in New Orleans, and from reading their exploits, were guests in a palatial New Orleans’ mansion.We’re not quite sure if it was an Antebellum style but suffice it to say, Chez Another Wine Blog has that more “lived in” look and feel. We did, however, get the teenagers to clean […]

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Project Y-ine – World Tour 2009

Some friends of ours have launched a new research project called Project Y-ine, and have taken it on the road. Amy and I are definitely not part of Generation Y, but since we were born between Gen X and the Boomers, we have no particular generational allegiences and fully support this project. As it involves drinking beer and wine with our delightful friends Ashley (The Beer Wench) and Shana Ray (Sharayray) and very little other […]

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One for You, Two for Me: Blending Can be Fun!

Joe definitely is the cook in our house.  He has also had success making his own beer. But there is a little something I can brag about from out latest trip to Wine Country – blending. I won two of three blending contests. My individual honor came at a blending session in the wine cave at HALL, after we and a few other wine journalists (aka bloggers) spent the day learning about the HALL practices […]

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