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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 ...

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 ...