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A Different Kind of Pasta Salad

To give everyone a quick respite from tales of Austin, here is a nice Summer recipe. More BBQ tales soon. This refreshing Mediterranean-style pasta salad works as either a side dish or a full meal and is very wine friendly. It ...

Cork and Company

One of my favorite places in Austin is a place called Cork and Company on Congress Avenue right in the heart of downtown. Cork and Company is everything a great wine bar should be. The staff is very friendly and ...

Austin, Texas

I have no idea where you are right now, which is probably quite a relief to learn, but I am pretty sure that wherever it is, it probably isn't as cool as Austin, Texas. I recently had the pleasure of spending ...

Bargain Wine Part 2 – Little James Basket Press

Like my last post about a bargain wine, this one is also not about a great wine. However, this is a very good one that comes close to greatness, if there is such a category for humble table wine. Little James ...

What wine would taste best drunk from the Stanley Cup?

I have absolutely no idea, but I hope that the players for my beloved Detroit Red Wings are busy finding out. Okay, that was a lame way to work my obsession with Detroit sports into my blog about my obsession about ...

Bargain Wine Part 1 – 2007 Hogue Late Harvest Riesling

This is not a great wine by any means of reckoning, but it costs around 7 bucks a bottle. Besides, who can drink great wine every day? This is a very drinkable wine at an exceptionally low price. This wine is ...

Greatest Salad EVER!

That's what my youngest son thinks, at least. Being 13, he may be a bit prone to hyperbole, but I am pretty sure it is at least in the top 100. I had a fairly cheap late harvest Riesling with ...

Sierra Nevada Summer Pilsner

For the record I do not care for pilsners. They remind me of the crap I used to steal from my dad's refrigerator. They tend to be blank on the nose, weak at the front and have a nasty finish. ...

White Wine Sangria Recipe

A couple of days ago I recommended Polka Dot Riesling as a good wine to eat while cooking barbecue, yesterday I used it to make a nice cold, refreshing sangria to drink WHILE I was barbecuing. This white sangria tastes ...

Passion for Life

Sometimes life becomes too routine, it feels like you are stuck in a rut. Perhaps the rut seems to be approaching chasm status. The work week can't get over fast enough and the weekend is over before you know it ...