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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 ...

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 ...