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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 ...

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 ...