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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 ...

Wine Bloggers Convention

When I first began this blog, it never occurred to me that it could be such hard work. How hard could it be for me to talk about wine, food and beer? I am very passionate about all three. While ...

Delicious Sunday Brunch Quiche

This is what my family will be waking up to this morning. Breaking with my usual way of doing things, I will post this recipe in traditional format. Just don't get used to it. However, as usual, feel free to ...

Natural cork, synthetic cork, or screwcap?

Who cares? Just pour the damn wine already! It tastes great with all three kinds of closures.

More good news for wine drinkers

Sometimes it seems that us wine drinkers may just live forever. In fact, we may be the only people, besides repo men, that get much good news these days. Take this article about an Israeli study showing that red wine ...

Some unrelated thoughts…

"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception." - Leonard Cohen It was great to take a drive down towards Kemah ...

Another Wine Blogger’s take on Ike

My friend Hank talks about how the wine bar he works at managed to provide a sense of normalcy to some folks in the wake of Hurrican Ike. When all around you is destruction and chaos it is the little ...

Coming home to Hurricane Ike

When Hurricane Ike was still out in the Gulf of Mexico, my family and I secured our yard and that of my Mother-In-Law and then got the hell out of Dodge. We headed to the home of a friend of ...

Hurricane Ike

While it seems that I am having a temporary respite from my connectivity issues, it apparently isn't going to do me much good. I am preparing to turn tail and run from Hurricane Ike. I will post as soon as ...

“The wines were too various”

The LA Times recently ran this article about Italian wines that I really liked. The author suggests a great way to throw a themed party, without too much effort, that should seriously impress your guests. The article starts out with ...