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Vineyard Tours – A Great Way to Appreciate Wine

Now that Comcast has restored my internet connection to full speed, I'm able to access AWB! Although most of my contributions will continue to be photography, I'll add an article every now and then, mainly focusing on wine "education." I am ...

Local Wine Festivals

Yesterday I attended the South Shore Harbor Wine and Food Festival in the Bay Area of Houston. The festival is located in the Hurricane ravaged area of Texas, so it was great to see that the beautiful resort that hosts ...

Be a Superstar Home Chef (Intro)

This is the first in a series of articles geared toward helping you take your home cooking to a higher level. This series will focus on individual ingredients, techniques, and styles that can take good food and make it great. ...

Belated Happy Anniversary to Drinkplanner!

While I was experiencing the trials and tribulations of not having much of a connection, it appears that I missed one of the biggest milestones in the history of the Internets, Drinkplanner.com turned one year old. It’s hard to believe, but ...

Comcast ate my blog!

Okay, they didn't eat it, but they did a fine job of keeping me from accessing the Internet to post anything new with any degree of regularity. For over two months I fought, cajoled, yelled, screamed and pleaded for them ...

Good wine vs. the right wine

Last night I cooked a pork loin with carmelized onions and dried apricots, with a ginger, goat cheese rissoto topped with pine nuts. It turned out fairly well, and I wanted a really good wine to go with it. That ...

Champagne is in order!

I am a huge fan of the University of Toledo Rockets, and in honor of their win over the University of Michigan Wolverines I am going to drink something with a lot of bubbles! Congratulations to all Toledo fans, and ...

Razor’s Edge Shiraz Grenache Blend 2006

As I have not yet switched providers, and my current one is still being as Com-*@#$ing-castic as usual, I am writing this at Chelsea, my favorite wine bar in all of Texas. While I have not visited every wine bar ...

Great, free vintage chart

While my useless, Comcastic provider is temporarily allowing me to be online, I would like to point everyone to the wonderful, free vintage chart from our friends at Enobytes. This vintage chart could be an exceptionally useful tool, in my ...

Sangiovese (part 2)

Yesterday I posted a video from Wine Spectator about Sangiovese. Here is another one that focuses more on the taste of Brunello di Montalcino, a Sangiovese clone. It makes me want to go spend enough on a bottle to make ...