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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 ...

Staying home for Valentine’s Day?

If Valentine's Day had an equivalent to Scrooge, I would be a natural in the role. I spout all of the usual reasons for disliking it, such as it being in existence solely to sell cards, etc., that are almost ...

Wine and Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

This time of year we hear a lot about wine and chocolate for Valentine's Day, but do the two actually pair up well? The answer is a definite maybe. With some thought (the hard part) and some research (the fun ...

A corner in Galveston

Galveston has been immortalized in song and in history books. It is a city known for a tragic past and for its resiliency. It should also be known for its friendly people and increasingly, as a place for good food ...

$35,000 bottle of wine gets sent back

As the following article asks in conclusion, is any bottle of wine worth that kind of money? Even if it is, I don't know how any restaurant could not only justify carrying it, but even afford to. This was the hugely ...

Meritage

Along with Moët and Claret, Meritage is one of the most mispronounced wine words in America. Think "heritage" when saying it as that is one of the roots of the word. When I visited California last Fall, it seemed that every ...

When is a bottle of wine too old?

That is a good question that this article takes an interesting look at. From the article: The wine was a bottle of St. Estephe, a red Bordeaux, with a vintage date of 1895. Ya, I'd say that counts as interesting.

Wine is for Wimps

Real men don't drink wine and eat cheese, they drink terrible beer. Not just terrible beer, but LIGHT terrible beer. Gotta watch the figure for the ladies. It's the manly thing to do. So is staying in the kitchen and ...

Google Wine Maps

As this excellent article on the Willamette Valley demonstrates, Google has allowed for some amazing uses of its technology by independent developers. The information on the Willamette Valley is well worth the read, but the really stunning part of the article ...

Portuguese Strippers

This is a very interesting look at corks. Last summer, two “strippers” from Portugal walked into the parking lot at Napa Valley College, wielding axes seemingly forged in medieval times. They chopped deftly at the trunks of cork oak trees, expertly ...