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Plume Bleue – Great Bargain Wine for Grilling

Plume Bleue Vin de Pays d’Oc is a 50/50 Grenache Syrah blend made by a very good winemaker. This big fruity wine has lots of plum, cherry and dark berry flavors with just enough chewy tannins to balance it out. ...

Disturbing Trends

"Get up, Stand up Stand up for your rights" -Bob Marley, Peter Tosh This week I bought a new iPod Nano. Despite not being a huge Apple fan, I love this thing. So, yesterday I visited a large electronic superstore near my house. ...

Wine vs. Beer

I have been planning on writing an article along these lines. While looking for inspiration I came across this article at Food and Wine Inspired by the book He Said Beer, She Said Wine, F&W invited authors Sam Calagione, the founder ...

Wine and Cheese Pairing Article

I came across a good article on pairing wine with cheese.  It has (mostly) very good, practical advice, as this isn't as easy as it sounds. Although, for wine and cheese lovers, it is hard to make a really bad ...

George Carlin 1937-2008

One of my personal heroes is gone. George Carlin was one of the shaping forces in my life. As teenagers, my friends and I memorized his albums. I can still recite many of his routines verbatim. His impact on many ...

Terroir Article

Vinography has an excellent article entitled Terroir vs. Pleasure in Wine that discusses flaws in wine, whether they are part of the terroir, and whether they should be eliminated. Some excerpts: How many times have I told myself not to meddle in ...

Interesting Wine Question

I was sent a message with the following question: If you could only drink 2 wines, one white one red, for the foreseeable, what would they be? The questioner is writing a book, and his final chapter will include answers from ...

Fantastic Sangria Recipe

This is definitely a sangria with some zing. Give it a try on a hot summer afternoon. 1 bottle of Zinfandel or Syrah 2 cups Vernor's ginger ale 1/4 cup simple syrup 2 lemons cut into wedges 1 orange cut into wedges 2 limes cut into ...

Wine Can Make You Skinny

You mean that I have been wasting my time spending all of those hours at the gym? I only needed to drink more red wine?  I think I will start tonight. The findings, to be presented this week at The Endocrine ...

Barbecue Nirvana – Best BBQ EVER

This is my last piece on BBQ for a long time, I swear. As I mentioned yesterday, every year Texas Monthly Magazine ranks and reviews the Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. One thing that is a constant each year is ...