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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 ...

Good Wine for BBQ

Despite it being a day for solemn remembrance, especially in the times we find ourselves, Memorial Day weekend, for many, also signals the opening of the BBQ and grilling season for many folks. Being in Texas, that season never ends, ...

The Unbearable Randomness of Being

Here just some random items and thoughts. For all of the reputation that wine drinkers have as being snobs, attending wine events always seems to lead to meeting the friendliest people on the planet. Rooms full of strangers quickly become rooms ...

If you happen to be in Houston

Anyone in Houston on Friday night should go visit my friend Kwjuana Thomas of New Age Wine for a night of Spanish Wines at Bar Boheme. Tell her Joe sent you! Kwjuana really knows her stuff and always pours some ...

My Current Favorite Blog

The good folks over at Drinkplanner.com are at it again. This blog is a daily read for me. This time they have more great advice with Ask DrinkPlanner: Manly Shots My favorite: 5. Absinthe - If you care at all for your ...

Don’t be the dumbass

Over the weekend my wife and I attended a wine stroll in Galveston on the Strand. It was a wonderful event. The Strand is a beautiful district that combines ultra-touristy shops, history, and increasingly, some of the best restaurants in ...

Music and Wine

A researcher in England has concluded that the music we listen to while drinking wine can influence our perception of the taste. Adrian North, head of Applied Psychology at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, claims that, based on the cognitive ...