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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 ...

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 ...