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This blog made wine come out my nose

How can you not love a post entitled I'm in ur glassez, smelling all ur winez at a blog entitled Wine Burps? The author nails this incredibly stupid product. [read sarcastic voice] Clearly, this is why you're not picking up all those ...

Almond Cornmeal Cake with Peach and Raspberry Compote

This is a very delicious and impressive dessert, and it is not all that difficult to make. It has three parts, the cake, the fruit compote and a marcapone and creme fraiche topping. None of the three are hard to ...

Swanson 2006 Pinot Grigio

As I said the other day, I was lucky enough to be invited to a lunch and tasting by Swanson Vineyards. The first wine that was served was their Swanson 2006 Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio is currently one of my ...

Wine Spectator, Scammers or Scammed?

The folks over at Wines & Vines have an article posted claiming that Wine Spectator's restaurant rankings may be bogus. I am a Wine Spectator subscriber, a fan, and I have used their recommendations both to buy wine and to ...

Will Work for Wine

Today I had the wonderful good fortune to be invited to lunch by some folks from Swanson winery in Napa, California. Unfortunately for me, the winery is in Napa, the lunch was not. If, like me, you are a child of ...

Poached Figs with Marscapone and Banfi Rosa Regale

Banfi Rosa Regale is fairly unique sparkling wine, at least in my experience. It is sweet and low in acid, with  flavors and aromas of rose, raspberry, black cherry, strawberry and plum. The mouth feel is both creamy and sparkling, ...

2007 Abbazia Novacella Kerner, Alto Adige

Last night my wife asked me to grab a bottle of Riesling from our wine fridge. I looked in and only one had the familiar slender shape so a pulled it out and glanced at the label for a second ...

Recalibrate Your Palate Article

The headline for this article in USA Today reads With wine, let your palate recalibrate your budget. That would seem to be sound advice, and in general this article is chock full of sound advice. Here is some more: The days ...

In Defense of Head Cheese

I don't know if there are many foods more maligned than head cheese. Yes, the name sounds nasty, and it does look a bit strange, but really, it is nothing more than meat and gelatin. How nasty could that be? ...

Okay, lunch isn’t so bad…

Despite yesterday's rant about how much I hate lunch, sometimes it is actually the highlight of my day. Last Friday was one such lunch. A new Chinese bistro has opened in the neighborhood called 888, and the date was 08/08/08, and ...