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Site Move

As I have mentioned before, this site is being hosted by one of the worst server farms on the planet. That is about to change soon. I have already moved all of the files and the database to another server ...

How to: Attend a Wine Tasting Event

Wine tasting events are all the rage these days. They are held as everything from home parties to mixers to fund raising events. These events are almost always a lot of fun, and are typically much less pretentious than many ...

2006 Eberle Viognier

Viognier is showing signs of becoming a trendy wine. It has all the richness and big flavor of a Chardonnay, but isn't typically subjected to all of the manipulation that can make that varietal so flabby at times. The 2006 Eberle ...

Recipe Question

A frequent visitor (Hey Chuck!) to this site sent me this message and these recipes: Two recipes with the same question: what wine should go with them? As part of this whole new "getting fit" thing, I've dug out a cookbook ...

In Praise of Zinfandel

In the 1970's Sutter Home Winery started producing and selling White Zinfandel wine. They were crappy wines that obviously had a great press agent. Despite the huge amount of it sold, it was actually created due to an accident occurring ...

Robert Parker – Someone’s Opinion

I don't usually link to someone else's blog post without much comment, but I thought this one about Robert Parker over at MustLoveWine was well worth it. A short excerpt: So why do I say Bob rocks? Say what you will about ...

Culinary Adventures

I am blessed to work at a place that employs people from many diverse cultures. When Chinese New Year came around I was invited to lunch to celebrate. There was some teasing that went on about the food and whether ...

The Miracle of Braising, or How to Never Waste Wine Again

Braising is a cooking method that sounds difficult, but is actually easy as pie. Actually, as anyone who has ever made a pie from scratch, it is much easier. The basic technique is to sear a piece of meat and ...

The Family That Drinks Together…

Eric Asimov recently had a very thought provoking article on his NYT's blog entitled "Should Wine Be a Family Affair?" where he discussed allowing children to have a little wine with food at the family table. For generations of parents and ...

Ways to Cook Asparagus

I swear that this will be my last article about asparagus for a while, however I did promise some cooking and serving methods, so here they are, along with some other tidbits. Asparagus is an extremely nutritious vegetable which is high ...