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Vintages – Do they really matter?

Yesterday we discussed the importance of flavor profiles for wine. Today we look at vintages. Typically when we speak of vintages we are referring to a wine containing grapes that were all grown within the same year. This information tells us ...

Flavor Profiles of Wine – Back to Basics

In the first in a series, we examine what makes up the flavors and aromas that make wine such a magical beverage. Sometimes we make things so much more difficult than they have to be. Wine is definitely one of ...

2009 Wine Country Calendar now available

Photos from 2008 Wine Blogger Conference Wineries Featured Be the first to get your 2009 Wine Country Sonoma calendar featuring photos from Sonoma County wineries and vineyards.  Created through www.zazzle.com by the folks at Another Wine Blog, the calendar also includes ...

Belt Buckles, Saddles & Chaps? Oh My!

Wine Competition Winners named for 2009 Houston Rodeo The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Wine Competition Committee has announced the winners for their International Wine Competition for 2009. In its sixth year, the International Wine Competition awarded 1080 medals among a ...

Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

Every year I look for the ultimate gift for my husband, the wine lover.  Joe makes a point of saying, "I don't play dress up with my wine!"  So those cutesy "wine caddies" are definitely out. But I have found ...

Warning: Emotions Can Impair Your Drinking

Recently we attended a company holiday party. The invitation indicated each guest would receive two drink tickets, with all additional drinks available from the "cash bar." Upon arriving we learned that the bar policy had changed. One of the head ...

Semi-Random, Semi-Wine-Related Thoughts

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake. The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 5:23 Going through a list of wine quotes recently, I was surprised at how many of them had biblical roots ...

Wine Reviews

When I find someone I respect writing about an edgy, nervous wine that dithered in the glass, I cringe.  When I hear someone I don't respect talking about an austere, ...

A brief musical interlude

An old French drinking song features the following lyric: Which warms the blood within our veins; That nectar is itself divine. The man who drinks not, yet attains By godly grace to human rank Would be an angel if he drank. That is apropo of absolutely ...

Goat Cheese Crostini

This is a great recipe to serve as an appetizer or a quick canapé. It is especially easy and quick in the event of an impromptu or unexpected holiday gathering. A crostini is a little toast topped with something tasty. ...