Washington Wines Article

The Washington Post has a good article discussing the burgeoning wine industry in Washington state. I am a big fan of the wines of the Pacific Northwest. They are great values and increasingly good wines. Is the weather in Washington that accommodating? Pretty much. Many tend to think of it as we experienced it on our last trip to Seattle in the fall, when it was cool and rainy for days on end. But Washington’s […]

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A Hidden Gem

Last night my wife and I decided to go out and have a light dinner and then try out a wine bar that we thought was new. Due to a miscommunication we ended up at a place called Sushi Coast for the light dinner. This place was disgusting, and if I don’t end up with some sort of intestinal parasite, I will be amazed. There are some quite decent sushi restaurants in the Bay Area […]

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Where you at?

I would like to apologize to any of my readers who have visited in the hopes of reading my latest babble, only to find out that there was none. Hurricane Dolly sent a little bit of the outer edges of her fury up to the Houston area the other night and I have been without Internet or television ever since. I am now Com****ingcastic again. Let the wild babble begin!

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Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

Over at Vinography, there is a fantastic discussion about the places of objectivity and subjectivity in wine critiques. There are a lot of great points made in both the article and the comments. Writing like this combined with the great reader comments is what makes Vinography one of the best wine blogs around. The appreciation of beauty is ultimately an emotional, subjective act, but the detailed and complete apprehension of beauty, especially in its complex […]

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Fantastic Breakfast!

There are few things more classic than a breakfast of ham and eggs, but sometimes even a classic needs a makeover to keep it from getting in a rut. Here is a different take on classic ham and eggs that will very easily make you look like a culinary wizard to your family and friends. This recipe will feed 4, but is very easy to adapt to more or less people. Ingredients: 8 eggs (let […]

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Pinot Grigio – Even better in the Summer

I am a big fan of Pinot Grigio. It is grown in so many different regions of the world, and produces different styles of wines in each. Yet it retains its identity everywhere. Pinot Grigio is what the Pinot Gris grape is called in Italy.  The name likely originates from the vaguely pine cone or “pinot” shape of the colors, and the slightly gray (“gris” in French) coloring of the fruit. Pinot Gris is thought […]

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More on Budweiser and InBev

Drinkplanner weighs in on the Budweiser vs. the big, bad foreign company kerfuffle. As usual, they do it in a most amusing and insightful way. Here are some choice excerpts. And to those panicking about lost American jobs and whatnot…calm the hell down.  Anheuser-Busch is THE #1 producer of beer in the states, and they’re not going to be shutting down production anytime soon.  How cost-effective do you think it would be to move production […]

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Budweiser is bought by company that brews Stella Artois

The idiots who drink that watered down swill with the detergent finish seem to be losing their minds over the deal. It boggles my mind that people could be so passionate about something so awful, as this CNN article describes. Philip McClary was grilling out at his home in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night when he heard hometown brewer Anheuser-Busch would be bought by the Belgian company InBev. “I was actually drinking a […]

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