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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 ...

Two Wines to Tame the Beast

My last article dealt with how to pair wine with one of the bad boys of the culinary world, asparagus. Here are two wines that I really like, and that go wonderfully with it. Both the 2006 Blanco Nieva Sauvignon Blanc ...

Asparagus and Wine

As the weather starts to get nicer and Spring begins to assert itself, the home chef starts to think about asparagus. Despite being available year round these days, it is at this time of year when you can find this ...

Finally, a true social networking site for winos!

There have been other attempts at creating online communities built around wine, some good, some not good, but they have all lacked something. Most have been stuffy places that only allow users to review wines. That is until now. Check out ...

Happy New Beers Day!

At 12:01 a.m. Eastern April 7, 1933 the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect. One of the very first acts of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this act allowed the return of legal beer sales in America, and marked the beginning of the ...

2004 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently I stopped in a Houston wine bar called "Cova" and had a great time. The staff was knowledgeable and the selection was very good. Our server for the afternoon was named Alex and he did an excellent job. This ...

Drinking Wine for a Cause

Last night my wife and I attended a wine tasting that benefited Bering Omega and the Human Rights Campaign. It was hosted by the Rainbow Lodge, one of Houston's better and more interesting restaurants. The event paired a variety of ...

Wine and Sexual Preference

Is your choice of wine saying something about your sexuality? Maybe your wine glass knows more about you that you do yourself. A winemaker in France things so. This week, Franco D'Eusanio, who operates an organic vineyard in the Abruzzo region, ...

Sliders Recipe

As promised here is the recipe for making sliders at home. A slider is a tiny hamburger in the style created by White Castle, the original American hamburger chain. These gastronomical delights are affectionately known as "Murder Burgers," "Belly Bombs," ...