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To Hell with States’ Rights! – Part I

...especially when it comes to laws restricting the sale of out-of-state wine! There are a number of states that make it next to impossible for a consumer to get wine direct-shipped to her. Most states enact and maintain these laws purportedly ...

Wine, Writing and a Woman Named Lucinda

Last night Amy and I attended the Lucinda Williams show in downtown Houston. She was amazing, and a lot of her lyrics have been running through my head ever since. One song in particular seems to be playing on a ...

Social Media, MOM2.0SUMMIT & Wine!

I have never really liked the term "networking" because it sounds so -- well, like the only reason I'm talking to you or you're talking to me is so we can use each other to meet other people.  I loathe ...

W.I.N.E. – A Very Fine Antidote for W.O.R.K.

Some of my legal work includes electronic discovery; e-Discovery, for litigation. In addition to countless presentations, meeting notes, spreadsheets and family photos, this is a job where attorneys are tasked to read volumes of other people's e-mail. My friend Joycelyn, who also does ...

The Fine Art of Giving Back

Given the uncertainty of the economy and debate about the "stimulus package," I  find myself in discussions about the government's "taking" resources from one set of Americans and giving it to another. There are those who favor less taxation; and those who ...

Be Mine? Gift Ideas for Your Wine Valentine

Gentlemen, please listen: I know you'd love to go into one of the many naughty or next-to-naughty lingerie shops and purchase some "barely there" outfit for your lady for Valentine's Day. That's fine, if you understand it is your Valentine's ...

Tasting Etiquette: Should the Lady Swallow or Spit?

There's a point in every wine tasting where I feel like the ultimate poseur. And that's when it comes to spitting. I hate to spit. Which is really funny, since, as a kid I was the ultimate tomboy. And even ...

Tilapia

I wanted fish for dinner tonight, but settled for tilapia instead. Is there anything on earth that is more tasteless than tilapia? I couldn't refuse the price when I was at the grocery store, it was half the cost of ...

A rosé by any other name…

Continuing our White Zinfandel discussion... What is it with we Americans who suddenly think because we produce wine (good wine!) that we have become experts on who should consume what? We did a couple of posts on White Zinfandel a while ...

Responsible Wine Drinking Can Save Your Life. Maybe.

When I was a law clerk I worked on a case for a client's son who had been arrested for underage drinking and driving while intoxicated (DWI).  I was responsible for doing the research that made the sobriety test results ...

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