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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 ...

A Guide to Zinfandel Wine Tasting

This is from another blog. A very nice article about Zinfandel. Zinfandel has a somewhat funny history. It's always been thought that that the grape comes from southern Italy as well as the Primitivo grape. read more | digg story

DIY Wine Tasting Party

Yesterday I talked about how not to have a home wine tasting party, so today here are some ideas on how to do it right. First off I should say that there are many wine shops and individuals who will ...

Wine Tasting Party?

Last night I attended a wine tasting held in a shop owned by a friend of my wife. The event was fun and appeared to be a successful way for her to get people into her store. Nothing wrong with ...

Transcendent Moments

There are moments in our lives that transcend our everyday existence. The mundane becomes sublime for an instant and we know that something special, maybe even magical, has happened. Defining what it is that has happened is something else entirely. ...

Wine Resources List

Despite the failure to include this site in his post, Sean has posted a great list of wine resources at Mashable. Evidence seems to continue to mount that wine is beneficial to your health, and besides that, it’s just darn enjoyable ...

Lasagna from Hell

I would like to apologize for not posting anything yesterday. My intentions were good, but apparently the road to hell is paved with homemade pasta. Lots of homemade pasta, as it turns out. Last week my youngest son turned 13. This ...

Wine Wankers

First off, is there any funnier word in the entire English language than "wanker?" If so, I can't think of it. In the context of this article on wine snobs, or wankers, it made me laugh even harder than usual. ...

Bubbles for every day, all day?

How can you not love an article that proposes drinking sparkling wine with every meal of the day? I think that I'll pass on the champagne cocktail suggestions, but the rest of this is great. This style of wine really ...

Food Pairing Article

I really enjoyed this article on pairings. I have a bottle of Muscadet just begging for a dish like his first suggestion. Let's get serious about food and wine matching. I'm going to present three utterly perfect pairings. They are classic and ...