Another Wine Byte 5: Descriptive Terms

Here is the fifth in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWByte #5 – Length, Aftertaste & Finish Ever notice how the flavor of some wines disappears almost immediately after you swallow, but others linger in your mouth?  Wine connoisseurs refer to this as the “length” of the wine, but I like to call it “Hang […]

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Tilapia

I wanted fish for dinner tonight, but settled for tilapia instead. Is there anything on earth that is more tasteless than tilapia? I couldn’t refuse the price when I was at the grocery store, it was half the cost of the next cheapest fish and the first bite reminded me why. This stuff is useless. In my arrogance, I assumed that I could just make a wonderfully tasty sauce and mask the fact that this […]

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep…

I got a call from my brother before Christmas and he asked me to recommend a bottle of wine. My cell rang while I was driving, and since Houston traffic is scary even when one is not on the phone, I told him I’d call him back.  I thought it was for someone special; someone he needed to impress and I wanted to be able to look at Wine Spectator and some other ratings while […]

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The American Wine Blog Awards

Yep, it is that time again. Tom Wark at Fermentaion: The Daily Wine Blog is rolling out the nomination process for his American Wine Blog Awards. From Tom’s site: HOW THE AMERICAN WINE BLOG AWARDS WORK First is the Nomination Process. Anyone with an opinion may nominate up to 3 blogs in each category. Below you will see seven posts, one for each category. To make nominations in any of these categories simply leave a […]

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Photos from the 2006 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting (Part 1)

The recent 2006 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting was held at The Frontiers of Flight Museum just outside of Dallas’ Love Field. I will write much more about the event and the wines soon, but here are some of the photos that I took. Photography is not my specialty, but these aren’t too bad. Much better ones will be posted soon, I’m sure.

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Super Bowl Wine (repost)

This was originally posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2008 With the Super Bowl right around the corner many of us are in the process of planning a party. While most fans don’t really have a dog in this race any more, we still all crowd around the television like this is a life or death event, and for some of the advertisers who often provide the best part of the entertainment, it just might be. […]

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Obsessed? Me???

ob·ses·sion əb-sěsh’ən, ŏb-) n. Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion. ob·ses’sion·al adj., ob·ses’sion·al·ly adv. My kids tell me that I am obsessed with food and wine. I disagree with them, and explain that I am very passionate about both, so I do spend a lot of time learning about them, or actually cooking, eating and drinking. […]

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AWOL for Bordeaux

Another Wine Blog will not be updated today, unless you count this post, and tomorrow as Amy and I head for Dallas for the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting. Alder over at Vinography has already been to one of the tastings and weighs in on the 2006 Grand Cru Bordeauxs. Here is part of his post, but you will want to read it all, I’m sure. The 2006 vintage in Bordeaux was variable […]

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Fountain of Youth: 78 bottles a day?

Recently 60 Minutes had a report about some scientists that are proving what we already know…wine is GOOD! Early in the article they state, as our headline does, that you would need 78 bottles a day to achieve their results. That sound like fun to me. But then they up the ante. The pill is a highly concentrated form of resveratrol, a virtual vineyard of healthy living. Asked how much red wine one would have […]

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