Flavor Profiles – Food and Wine

Approaches to Food & Wine: Are You a Mad Scientist or Methodical Scholar? When learning to cook or to pair wine with food, I am of the opinion that Jacob’s scholarly approach is the best way. Once a good foundation is laid, let the mad scientist Alex loose. Over the years I have taken the opposite approach when learning a new skill and have regretted it, despite having some success.

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Break-Up Wine: Do You Own a Bottle of Spite?

On my first trip to Wine Country I knew next-to-nothing about wine. It was in the early 90s. And everyone I knew was drinking White Zinfandel. Some of the adventurous women were drinking Chardonnay. But when I met Joe later; in 1999, I still had this one spiteful little bottle of wine, I’d taken from the ex. It then traveled with me when I moved from Houston to Ohio to go to law school. And again from Toledo back to Houston. And somehow it ended up in the wine jail.

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Wine Pairing Recipes: Wild Salmon & Mussels

Almond Encrusted Salmon with Blood-Orange Vinaigrette; fresh Gulf Coast Mussels with a shallot Muscadet reduction, and a spinach-chevre salad. The blood-orange vinaigrette brought out a zesty orange-peel citrus in the wine, that combined well with its notes of floral and citrus. The menu was such a perfect pairing to the wine, we thought we would publish the recipes, so you could try them as well!

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Why do I hate Sandra Lee so much?

Truth be told, I do not really hate Sandra Lee. She has never done me, or anyone I love, harm. For all I know she may be a perfectly wonderful person, someone who spends her every off camera waking hour working to make the world a better place. I do, however, despise everything about her public persona and what it represents. Her culinary perspective is reprehensible and a total affront to my own. Her tablescapes […]

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Ann Landers, Miss Manners, and some winos in Houston

That’s right! The winos of Another Wine Blog are now world famous, highly respected purveyors of sage advice. You all can say that you knew us when. The fine (and possibly drunk) folks at AskDeb.com have compiled a list of 100 Great Advice Blogs and have mistakenly wisely included our seriously stupid highly esteemed site. We are ridiculously drunk quite honored and humbled. Maybe we should start a feature called “Ask a Wino” where I […]

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Great Bargain Wine – Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007

Bodega Tamari Reserva Malbec 2007 is a wine that all budget conscious wine shoppers should keep an eye out for. It is a big, chewy, concentrated, and quite delicious wine for around 14 bucks a bottle. These days who can pass up deals like that? This is an excellent example of how good the wine being produced in the Mendoza region of Argentina can be, and often at very affordable prices. Malbec is one of […]

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