Category: Rant

Beware of Wine Bloggers!

Steve Heimoff knows a lot about wine, and he is a pretty decent writer. So, when he warns us about a new threat to the wine community we should heed his words. Here are the aforementioned words of wisdom and ...

The Lost Art of Being Gracious

When I was a little girl, I hated writing "Thank You" notes to my grandmother. First, because she always got me "practical" gifts -- the one that sticks out the most is a pair of flannel pajamas that were about ...

Answering my own question.

Yesterday I basically asked whether the Wine Blogger Conference had jumped the shark in it's second year. Today the question was answered most definitively. Hell no! What a great day. The details will be provided later, but everything from the speakers, ...

Wine Bloggers Conference 2009 – FAIL?

After being here for the first afternoon and evening of the Wine Blogger Conference 2009, I am starting to wonder if the they are experiencing a sophomore slump, or have just lost their mojo completely. The early part of ...

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: WBC ’09

When Joe first said he wanted to start a blog about wine and food, I'll have to admit I was a little skeptical. Sure, he is a great cook, and was studying with the International Sommelier Guild. But I remember ...

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The Complaint as a Gift: A Tale of Three Wineries

Once upon a time, I worked in retail sales. Actually I was working three jobs because I was single, I had no other responsibilities and couldn't support my lifestyle (and wardrobe) on my measly salary as a PR person, just ...

Objectivity and Fairness

"For the bitterest pill is hard to swallow The love I gave hangs in sad coloured, mocking shadows The bitterest pill is mine to take If I took it for a hundred years, I couldn't feel any more ill" -The Jam The Bitterest Pill It ...

Hey, that’s No Way to Sell Wine!

Driving around Houston, I remembered a wine shop that carried Enkidu. I thought I'd surprise Joe and pick up a bottle. I drove to where I thought it was located, but noted the name was wrong. So I turned on ...

Cooking with wine

This was originally posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2008. Even though this blog had very few readers back then, it did generate a decent discussion. I thought it was worth reposting now that there are many more of you winos ...

Another Wine Byte 12: Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Here is the twelfth 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!) Should I Give a Bottle of Wine? I received an e-mail notification ...