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Moving your wine

The other day I received an offer from a company asking if I would mind if they contributed some content to my blog. My first reaction was to delete it without delay, but my wife has been advising me to ...

Pouring for Retail: Wine Sampling 101

Ever wonder how those hotties pouring sample shots at bars and sporting events got their jobs? On any given weekend, especially around the holidays, you can walk into our local wine merchant and sample wines without paying a dime. At our ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 3 – Pine Nuts)

It may seem strange that edible seeds found inside of pine cones are something that could elevate your cooking ability, but pine nuts are versatile and bring a lot to the table. The delicious taste of a toasted pine nut ...

How not to keep your customers

The other day my wife, my youngest son, my mother-in-law, and I were doing some shopping and needed to grab some lunch. The area we were in only had a few dining choices within walking distance, so we ended up ...

Michael Vick dogs featured on wine labels

ESPN is reporting that dogs rescued from the dog fighting ring that Michael Vick was involved in are being featured on wine labels for Carivintas Winery's Vicktory Dogs Wine Collection. This was a sad story for all concerned, but if this ...

Rhone and Ribs

This video from Wine Spectator had me drooling by combining two of my absolute favorite flavors, Rhone wines and short ribs. This is a marriage made in heaven! If anyone wants to spring for these two wines, I will cook ...

Perfect Days

Just a perfect day You make me forget myself I thought I was someone else Someone good Oh it's such a perfect day I'm glad I spend it with you Oh such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on You just keep me hanging on Perfect Day ...

Imagery Dry Creek Valley Sangiovese 2005

As I have posted before, I am not the biggest fan of Sangiovese grown outside of Italy. Not so much because the wines are not any good, but because they do not taste like Italian Sangiovese, and I have never ...

Continuing the Wine Blogger and Industry Interaction Debate

This morning I sat down at the computer with ideas for 3 different stories competing in my head to be the first written. However, an email that I received put all three articles on hold. Here, with any embarrassing and ...

How winos won the election for Obama

Since I had a few different folks tell me about this story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle a few days ago, I thought that, since it amused me, I'd pass it on to the readers of these pages. The ...