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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 ...

Swanson 2006 Pinot Grigio

As I said the other day, I was lucky enough to be invited to a lunch and tasting by Swanson Vineyards. The first wine that was served was their Swanson 2006 Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio is currently one of my ...

Wine Spectator, Scammers or Scammed?

The folks over at Wines & Vines have an article posted claiming that Wine Spectator's restaurant rankings may be bogus. I am a Wine Spectator subscriber, a fan, and I have used their recommendations both to buy wine and to ...

Will Work for Wine

Today I had the wonderful good fortune to be invited to lunch by some folks from Swanson winery in Napa, California. Unfortunately for me, the winery is in Napa, the lunch was not. If, like me, you are a child of ...