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Corned Beef and Cabbage Wines

I am not much of a fan of the traditional Saint Patrick's day meal of corned beef and cabbage. Boiling is not my idea of how to treat meat, I don't care for the spice combination typically used for corned ...

Rock and Roll and Wine

Last night I paired my wine with what was on the television instead of what was on the table. While watching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony I opened a bottle of B.R. Cohn 2006 Silver Label ...

Wine Label Art

Sometimes the labels on wine are so beautiful that you hate to just throw them out with the bottle. My wife uses adhesive sheets made for the task to remove the ones she likes and saves them in scrapbooks. Well, ...

Wine Stain Removal

If you drink wine it is inevitable, you will spill some on yourself, someone else, or something. It will be red wine, too, guaranteed. Especially if you are wearing white, your date is wearing white, or you are sitting on ...

A Matter of Taste

Last night my wife and I went out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant. She remarked that we seemed to have swapped tastes. She was ordering Philadelphia rolls and Texas/Japanese fusion style items that would make a sushi purist cringe, ...

The American Wine Blog Awards

Over at Fermentation they are holding the American Wine Blog Awards. Good thing I found that tonight because I could not think of a damn thing to write about. Go take a look. It's a good blog, doing good things. About ...

Shepherd’s Pie – St. Patrick’s Day Recipe

Okay, I confess, this isn't really Shepherd's Pie, it is technically Cottage Pie. If you want Shepherd's Pie substitute the ground beef with ground lamb or, even better, leftover meat from a leg of lamb. I don't usually have ground ...

Pairing Food With Wine (and vice versa)

There is so much misinformation out there about how food and wine should be paired up. Let's start with the most widely stated "rule." We've all heard that red wine goes with red meat and white wine goes with fish ...

NASA Technology Benefits Wine Drinkers

I found this article about how technology developed for Mars is being applied to wine. This is just one more example of how NASA's technological breakthroughs often reap unexpected benefits. From the article: Here’s how the wine comes into play. A ...

Mayo Cabernet – Side-by-Side Comparison

I tasted two different vintages of Cabernet from one of my favorite wine makers side-by-side to see how they compared. This was a lot of fun, as you can imagine. To make it even more fun, the grapes were from ...