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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 ...

Houston Rodeo Wines

Strange as it seems, the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show is a great place for wine lovers. In addition to the the World BBQ Championship, Livestock Show, and genuine Rodeo that you would expect at an event with such a ...

No green beer!

Show a little common sense, will you? Coloring bad beer green doesn't make it any better and coloring good beer is just criminal. Don't drink this stuff. Ever! If you want to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by drinking some beer why ...

Simple Pleasures

When we think of great food our imagination can be forgiven for conjuring up images of sizzling, perfectly cooked steaks, or the memory of a sublime creation with exotic ingredients and a stunning sauce from the kitchen of a magical ...

Food and Wine Pairing Articles

Food and wine pairings are a hot topic these days, and also seem to generate the most interest of any of my posts. I recently read a couple of articles on the subject that I thought I'd share.Here is the ...