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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 ...

Finally…

To everyone who has come here looking for something new, I apologize. I have not had an Internet connection for about a week, and my wonderful service provider would not send anyone out to fix it any sooner than today. ...

Hot Summer Pinks

From Wine Spectator, a good video about some delicious summer wines. I love a good blush wine with grilled pork.

Swanson Vineyards 2004 Estate Merlot

Is there any varietal more maligned these days than Merlot? It has gone from being trendy to love to being trendy to hate. Even Miles in Sideways exclaims, "No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any ...

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 ...