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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 ...

Ledson 2003 Old Vine Zin

The 2003 Ledson Russian River Valley Old Vine Zinfandel is an example of everything this much-maligned grape is capable of producing. Many people stay away from Zinfandel because of the terrible "White Zin" craze of a decade or two ago. ...

New Wine Search Engine

This is long overdue in my estimation, a search engine specifically targeted to wine-related sites. http://www.ablegrape.com Here is an article about it, and an excerpt: Wine types have long bemoaned the fact that search engines don't share our view of the world. If ...

SP Drummer 2002 Cabernet

When they talk about a Cabernet being big the 2002 SP Drummer Napa Valley Blair Vineyard Cab is what they mean. This is a big, powerful wine. I had this wine paired with sirloin steak and twice baked potatoes seasoned ...

Ralph Steadman – Untrodden Grapes

I remember picking up the Hunter S. Thompson classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" as a teenager and becoming instantly engrossed. That was without having read a single word, or even opening the cover. That image of two obviously ...

Ordering Wine in Restaurants

Over the last two days I have proposed that couples stay in on Valentine's Day and have a special evening at home, and if going out is a necessity, then postpone it for a day or so. Realistically, however, a ...

Valentine’s Day Ideas

As promised, here are some very simple ways to create impressive, romantic alternatives to going out on Valentine's Day. Oysters and champagne. The most difficult part of this is getting the little buggers open. If that is something that you are ...