Category: Rant

Why do I hate Sandra Lee so much?

Truth be told, I do not really hate Sandra Lee. She has never done me, or anyone I love, harm. For all I know she may be a perfectly wonderful person, someone who spends her every off camera waking hour ...

Customer Service: A Tale of Two Bartenders

While we were in San Francisco on our way to the Russian River Wine Road Barrel tasting, we stayed at the Hotel Triton, a funky little boutique hotel just on the edge of Chinatown.  Prior to having dinner with our ...

Another Wine Byte 7: You Say Meritage…

Here is the seventh in our weekly series of Another Wine Bytes; information about wine you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) AWByte #7 - But it Rhymes with Heritage I was pouring ...

Please Don’t Spill Burgundy on My Brassiere

Next week we're flying to California for Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting (more about that later). First, we're stopping in San Francisco to meet up with some of our Wine Blogger friends. Then we're driving over to Murphys ...

The Grapes of Rant: Wine Blog Awards are Corked

I would like to preface this impending rant by saying that I am a fan of  Tom Wark and his blog, Fermentation The Daily Wine Blog. It was one of the first wine blogs that I ever read, and I ...

Toasting my Father, Six Months After Ike

We live in Clear Lake, south of Houston, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. And there's a reason we live in an area prone to hurricanes. In 1999 my mother had open-heart surgery. Soon after her quadruple by-pass, I ...

Can a Pretty Bottle Improve Plonk?

I've mentioned before that I am a horrible pack rat. I've also reported that I have a collection of autographed hock pucks. I used to spend quite a bit of time on E-bay. It was like getting a present in ...

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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 ...

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