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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 ...

Back to BBQ – Lamberts

Every year Texas Monthly Magazine ranks and reviews the Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. This year's issue had a lot of surprises. One of the biggest surprises for me was the inclusion, for the very first time, of ...

Good advice

Our friends at Drinkplanner have some excellent advice dealing with open bottles of wine. As always, the advice is good, snarky, and delivered with a wink.

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 ...