Category: Reviews

Pop that Cork! Value-Priced Champagne Alternatives

In the current economy, many people are looking for an alternative to traditional champagne to help ring in the New Year. Last year we told you about Cava, and we've found a few other sparklers this year as well. ...

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant 2005

Some things can only be experienced, and no matter how eloquently or accurately they are described, words really fall short. I think all great wines are like that. The best that a wine reviewer can strive for is to get ...

Great Finds in Grocery Store Wine

During the holidays you can often find me at a wine retailer or grocery wine department pouring samples for a local distributor. It's a great way to meet people, teach them about wine, and make some extra money at the ...

Qué Syrah and Pinot Noir! Olson Ogden Wines

When I first met Thea, the Luscious Lush, she raved and raved about Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. I remember telling her "I'm not that big a fan of Pinot Noir." She promptly pronounced it as "Blasphemy!" My non-penchant for Pinot ...

Turkey and Cannellini beans with Terlato Pinot Grigio

The other night I came home to the usual question of  "What are you fixing for dinner?" As I had not gone to the grocery store in quite some time, and had been pulling things out of the freezer and ...

2006 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Disclaimer: Since the lackeys at the Federal Trade Commission, in their infinitesimal wisdom, have decided that bloggers must divulge when they have been given a sample of anything that they review on their sites, I must now offer up this ...

Polenta and Meat Sauce paired with Ruffino Chianti Classico

I make no claims to the authenticity of this as a classic Italian dish, but I will state with conviction that is it is delicious and tastes pretty Italian to me. The meat melts in your mouth and the polenta ...

Somewhere Over the Rhine: Riesling

Toledo, Ohio is know for a number of things: The Toledo Mud Hens and Tony Packo's, being two. What many may not know, is that Toledo is home to an amazing collection of art glass housed in the Toledo Museum ...

Kismet and the Most AMAZING Texas Wine

Back when we were working on the same litigation project, my friend Joycelyn and I sometimes talked about wine. One day we were talking and she casually mentioned that she "knew a guy that grew wine grapes." Well not just ...

It’s Old vs. New Guard at First Houston Wine Conference

Last weekend nearly 200 wine lovers parked their cars along the narrow streets in Houston's Museum District and stepped inside the historic Milford House to sample wine and food at the first Houston Wine Conference. Hosted in the Italian Cultural ...

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