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Beer2011

Win Tickets to Brenner’s 2011 Beer Festival!

Once again Houston-area beer lovers and connoisseurs are invited to sample over 50 artisan brews paired with chef-crafted culinary delights at the 2011 Brenner's Beer Festival on Saturday, October 8, hosted on the grounds of Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou, ...

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Don’t be a Wine Specatator

I have been working lots of hours, lately, on some on-going high impact litigation. That leaves me little time for writing, much less for reading or watching television. So I tend to get my information through filters. Like many ...

Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

September 1: Celebrate International Tempranillo Day!

Say good-bye to the dog days of August with wine from a noble grape. Join us on Thursday, September 1, as we celebrate the first International Tempranillo Day! Conceived by TAPAS, Tempranillo Advocates, Producers, and Amigos Society, International Tempranillo Day invites ...

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Wine Apps: Don’t Be an iDiot!

This post has been in the works for some time, but in the midst of all the hand wringing over Steve Jobs, patron saint of rounded corners, stepping down, this seems like a good time to publish it. We get quite ...

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Wine & Food Erotica from Charlottesville, Virginia

Note to our Readers: You may have noticed we have not posted in a while. We had an evil hacker, and have been cleaning up the site from all the debris. Thanks for your patience! Eric Asmiov, who writes for the ...

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Is PR Giving You a Bad Name?

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. The thought is that even bad press is better than no press at all. Perhaps. But what happens when marketing and PR gets between you and the press? Sometimes the best ...

2011 Wine Blog Awards Wrap Up

The 2011 edition of the Wine Blog Awards are over and while we didn't win (nor did we expect to), we would like to thank everyone who supported us with nominations, votes, and encouragement. The coolest thing about the ceremony ...

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Another Wine Blog gets a new look

It is currently 1:20 here in Virginia at the 2011 Wine Blogger Conference and instead of attending one of the great break-out sessions I am hunched over my ancient and less-than-trusty laptop nervously preparing to launch the new look for ...

East Bound & Down, in Charlottesville for WBC11

Yesterday we left the sweltering heat of Houston in the morning, grabbed breakfast at the airport (never a good idea) and headed east to join our friends at the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Although we had a "direct ...

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Go West, Wine Lover, Go West!

Some of our favorite wines come from the West Sonoma Coast. That's why we are excited to be visiting Occidental, California for the West of the West Wine Festival on August 5th - 7th. Hosted by the West Sonoma Coast ...