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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Plume Bleue – Great Bargain Wine for Grilling

Plume Bleue Vin de Pays d’Oc is a 50/50 Grenache Syrah blend made by a very good winemaker. This big fruity wine has lots of plum, cherry and dark berry flavors with just enough chewy tannins to balance it out. It has a mildly smoky flavor. This stuff just begs for some grilled lamb or pork. Chilled, it could be served with a nice summer salad. Best of all? You should be able to find […]

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Disturbing Trends

“Get up, Stand up Stand up for your rights” –Bob Marley, Peter Tosh This week I bought a new iPod Nano. Despite not being a huge Apple fan, I love this thing. So, yesterday I visited a large electronic superstore near my house. This place is geek heaven and has a great selection. I wanted to purchase a Nano armband and a pair of sport earbuds. I found and purchased both without any problem at […]

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Wine vs. Beer

I have been planning on writing an article along these lines. While looking for inspiration I came across this article at Food and Wine Inspired by the book He Said Beer, She Said Wine, F&W invited authors Sam Calagione, the founder of Delaware’s Dogfish Head brewery, and Marnie Old, a wine educator, to a taste-off. The challenge: Who could come up with the superior pairing for the recipes here? Inspired is a very good word […]

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