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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 ...

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 ...