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Studies have shown…

Time and again we see headlines about how wine experts have been fooled by this or that. A few weeks ago it was that price influences how a wine tastes. More recently it has been that some experts couldn't even ...

Italian Wines

Italy is a growing region that I do not know enough about with respect to either its wines or its geography. The one thing that I do know is that I like Italian wine quite a bit, and every glass ...

Interesting look at how a Sommelier can make a difference for an establishment

This article shows how the right person can change the entire direction of a restaurant. I love the following concept. If you've ordered a bottle of wine that you don't like at Johnny Delmonico's, Craig Madigan would like you to please ...

Mind Blowing Wines

I can't say that I have tried any of the wines these folks are recommending, but the price is just right and they are from my adopted home town. I'd say they might be worth giving a try. “Wines blow my ...

Wine art in Texas

It is not often I wish that I lived in west Texas, but this sounds like a great reason to visit. "Picasso, Renoir, Bonnard, Maillol, Daumier, and many of the other artists featured in this exhibition saw wine and probably drank ...

How does Wine Spectator rate wines?

Ever wonder how Wine Spectator goes about tasting and rating their wines? They have posted a very nice video on their site to let you in on the secret.

Cooking with wine

The conventional wisdom is that you should always cook with a wine that you would drink. I think that is complete and utter nonsense. The aforementioned conventional wisdom probably sprang from the days when folks would buy bottles labeled cooking ...

Viognier

Wine experts usually exhort their readers to branch out and try new styles. Usually this is an effort to move people out of their cabernet and chardonnay ruts. Often times the recommendation for chardonnay drinkers is to try viognier. While ...

Price and predjudice

I have been trying to avoid this topic, hoping it would go away, but it just won't. Recently there have been a spate of articles claiming that the price of a wine has an effect on the drinker's perception of how ...

Lucky Dessert Pairing (with recipe)

Last night I got lucky by pairing a delicious and unusual port that I had never before tasted with a chocolate mousse to great effect. The recipe for the mousse will follow, but first some information about the port. The ...