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A rosé by any other name…

Continuing our White Zinfandel discussion... What is it with we Americans who suddenly think because we produce wine (good wine!) that we have become experts on who should consume what? We did a couple of posts on White Zinfandel a while ...

The Food Network – Ultimate Recipe Showdown

The Food Network is still one of the channels I turn to first when I am looking for something to watch, although I am really starting to wonder why. Yes, Alton Brown still teaches technique better, and in a more ...

Responsible Wine Drinking Can Save Your Life. Maybe.

When I was a law clerk I worked on a case for a client's son who had been arrested for underage drinking and driving while intoxicated (DWI).  I was responsible for doing the research that made the sobriety test results ...

Can red wine cure the common cold?

Strangely, one of the most popular posts ever on this site was the third one that I ever posted. I doubt many folks read it when it was first posted, but for some reason it continues to draw eyeballs. It ...

Commentary: Credentialing for Wine Bloggers

Last Fall during the North American Wine Blogger Conference there arose a debate: Is it ethical for wine bloggers to accept wine gratis from the wine industry (Wine Blogger and Industry Interaction: What Crosses the Line)? Fast forward a few ...

Another Wine Byte 2: Go & Zin No More?

Here is the second 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 #2 - Go and Zin No More? Although some religions (and ...

Awful Falafel (Recipes from the rest of the meal)

The other night I decided to make a Mediterranean feast. As documented by Amy yesterday, we had it along with the 2007 San Felice Vermentino Maremma Toscana Perolla, which turned out to be a very good match. She mentioned my ...

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 ...