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A little bit of everything

First off, I would like to apologize for my site being down yesterday. I somehow, despite having worked in the field of Web development for almost as long as their has been a Web, managed to pick one of the ...

More Wine Maps of the World

I previously posted about Enobytes a couple of times. In fact, as recently as last night. It is an excellent wine blog that I highly recommend bookmarking. The first time that I blogged about them, since that is what the incestuous ...

Trouble brewing in wine blog land?

A couple of weeks ago I posted a link to a contest to determine the best wine blogs at a site called Fermentation. My initial reaction was, "Cool!" Second reaction was, "Whoa, that is kind of an ugly site ...

Fantastic Bargain Wine!

On the suggestion of a co-worker I tried the 2004 Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge. This stuff is incredible! It is a blend 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre that will match up with everything from lamb to red ...

How the light gets in

In his immortal song "Anthem" Leonard Cohen says: There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. I have loved that lyric from the first time that I heard it. It holds true for so many things. A crooked ...

Revana Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

The 2003 Revana Cabernet Sauvignon is exactly what should come to mind when one thinks of a Napa Valley Cabernet. It is big and bold, loaded with fruit and silky smooth tannins, and has a finish that goes on longer ...

Easter Dinner

There is a running argument in my house about what should be served for Easter dinner. My wife thinks it should be ham, and I think it should be lamb. To me, ham is an everyday kind of food and ...

Viva La Revolucion! Houston Chefs keep wine prices down.

My adopted hometown has a revolution going on in the food industry. Some of the very best restaurants in Houston have decided that selling wines at reasonable prices is good for business, and are being proven right. Viva La Revolucion! This ...

Is your sense of smell worth $8 million?

Lloyd's of London has insured the nose of winemaker Ilja Gort for $8 million. I'm with him on this one. "I thought it must be a horror to lose your smell," Gort said. "It would mean that you cannot taste ...

Mayo 2006 Pinot Noir

It may seem sometimes that I am a shill for Mayo Family Wineries because I review so many of their wines. For the record, I am not paid by them, I don't even get free bottles to review. Not that ...