If Wishes Were Horses.

This morning, even before I opened my eyes, I had a line from a song I listened to yesterday running through my head. The line was “If wishes were horses, I’d have a ranch” and it was off of Lucinda Williams’ “Little Honey” album. The song is about how she wishes she had not hurt someone and desperately wants another chance, however all I could remember was that one line. Laying in bed I went […]

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A Twisted Deal for AWB Readers!

We might sometimes appear to be pimping for Twisted Oak wines, but we’re not. We are, in fact, members of The Twisted Few, and receive regular shipments (that we pay for) from the winery. We also buy cases from time to time so we can pass on the Twisted goodness to our friends. And we implore local establishments to serve Twisted Oak wines so we don’t have to drink it home alone. All that said, […]

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Father’s Day Treasures…

Father’s Day was always a favorite holiday because my Dad appeared to be thrilled with any gift he received. “Fancy!” he’d say. And he saved everything. I mean everything. Called them his “treasures.” He’d keep them in boxes, in dressers, in desks. One entire room in the house was devoted to his “treasures.” One year I got him a solid milk chocolate bar in the shape of D-A-D. And he didn’t eat it. Not that […]

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Anaba Coriol Red Blend: Wine Spectator 90 pts

We originally posted this review in February, but were happy to learn that Wine Spectator has given the 2006 Anaba Coriol Red Blend a rating of 90 points! Firm and concentrated, with a mix of spicy cola, herb, dark berry fruit, tobacco and bay leaf. Well-focused and full-bodied, gaining complexity. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2014. 243 cases made. –JL, Wine Spectator And check back for our upcoming review of […]

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Perfectly Cooked Bacon and Eggs (with a Wine Pairing)

There are few better ways to start the morning than with bacon and eggs. Unfortunately, more often than not, cooking bacon can be a messy chore. Grease splatters all over your stove and it is a rare bacon aficionado without the scars of the pig on their hands, wrists, and forearms. Add in the fact that cooking bacon in a pan requires a lot of vigilance. There is a way around the mess and the […]

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Hey, that’s No Way to Sell Wine!

Driving around Houston, I remembered a wine shop that carried Enkidu. I thought I’d surprise Joe and pick up a bottle. I drove to where I thought it was located, but noted the name was wrong. So I turned on a side street and found it. The location at least. There was a “For Lease” sign on the door. But there were people inside.  I found a parking place — which was a miracle on […]

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The Prodigal Chicken Returns!

For all of you out there that been unable to sleep at night from worry, please rest easy now. After weeks of tense negotiations with the wicked, desperate pirates that plague the aisles, cubes and halls of my workplace, the chicken has been returned. As I have been under strict orders from the FBI hostage negotiation team not to discuss any of this until this high profile case was resolved, it has been impossible to […]

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