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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 ...

Wine grows in popularity with young Americans

It seems that wine sales are up yet again this year, and especially so among younger adults. This is especially striking given these numbers from this article: The number of U.S adults who call themselves wine drinkers has risen 53 percent ...

Sonoma Tasting Reviews

If you are a fan of Sonoma wines, like I am, this is a very nice write-up of a recent tasting held in Napa. Some of these sound spectacular, especially at the listed prices. Some excellent bargains.

The downside of wine clubs

Let me preface these comments by saying that I love wine clubs. I am such a fan of my favorite one that I link to their site in my sidebar, and seem to mention them in about every 3rd post. ...