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Glorious Beginnings

Some people, they like to go out dancing And other people like us, they have to work And there’s even some evil mothers Well they’re gonna tell you that everything is just dirt You know that women never really faint, And that villains always blink their eyes And that  children are the only ones who blush And  life is just to die – “Sweet Jane” Lou Reed This morning I awakened before the dawn, to […]

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Eric Asimov Rips the American Beer Industry

The New York Times wine columnist rightfully and righteously takes down the mass-producing wing of the American beer industry. This paragraph drew my first of many “amens.” Yet, the big beer companies apparently find it repulsive that people could conceive of beer as an adult beverage full of wonder and complexities. So they do their best to dumb down beer by essentially treating the beer-drinking public as idiots. Ain’t that the truth? Then somewhere along […]

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Quick and Easy Summer Salad – Mediterranean Spinach Salad

The trouble with a lot of salads, as far as I am concerned, is that they provide less nutrition than many people think and a lot of the time, more calories. This salad has neither problem, and it is very simple to make. It is also quite versatile and can be tailored to your personal tastes or for the wine you plan to serve with it. This Mediterranean Spinach salad is a perfect meal for […]

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Going to a picnic

I don’t have much to post about today, so I am basically taking the day off to go to Willie Nelson’s Family Picnic. There probably won’t be much wine, but it is rumored that they may have some beer. I hope all of you had a great 4th of July, and enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

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Bordeaux wine rating services are consistent

An interesting study from Cornell University shows that the three primary Bordeaux wine rating services are consistent in their rankings. The findings claim that the three most popular ranking sources, Robert Parker, Stephen Tanzer, and Wine Spectator, display a high degree of internal consistency in their rankings. They also show that there is a great deal of consistency between the three services, as well, although there is a differences in the scores that they assign. […]

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New Belgium Springboard Ale

New Belgium’s Web site has some babble about this beer springing forth from dreams about acupuncturists and barrels, or some such nonsense. What a shame that is, as this is a exceptionally tasty hot weather beer, and that is a really stupid way to describe it unless their target is new age acupuncturist beer snobs. Springboard Ale is a very refreshing Belgian Pale Ale that goes down almost too easy. It has a very light […]

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