Category: Reviews

Project Y-ine Makes A Brief Stop in Houston

Yesterday the ladies of Project Y-ine left New Orleans and headed for Houston, Texas. They were running a bit behind schedule. They had stopped in Lafayette for lunch. "What is the law in Texas about the passenger drinking a beer??" At 6:18 ...

Date Night with Ravenswood Zinfandel

You might say that wine saved our relationship. I was in law school, which makes one's disposition truly evil.  We lived in a tiny little rental house near campus.  We shared a 10x10 room as a home office. We hated each ...

Great Whites from North & South America

When it hits 100 degrees, there's nothing better than a quick swim in the ocean. But if you've seen Shark Week or the movie JAWS one too many times you may prefer to keep your feet on the shore. ...

Wine Review: Chalone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

I'm usually not one to buy a Sauvignon Blanc -- not a big fan of the grassy, pipi du chat flavor. So I'm not quite sure from where the 2008 Chalone Vineyard Monterey County Sauvignon Blanc came. Perhaps it ...

It Takes a Village to raise a Winemaker

We met Morgan Twain-Peterson at last October's Wine Bloggers Conference. At Kick Ranch Vineyard, Dick Keenan had invited bloggers to sample wines by some of the wineries using his grapes. When we started the tasting line, I was more interested in ...

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 ...

Anaba Coriol Red Blend: Wine Spectator 90 pts

We originally posted this review in February, but were happy to learn that Wine Spectator has given the 2006 Anaba Coriol Red Blend a rating of 90 points! Firm and concentrated, with a mix of spicy cola, herb, dark berry fruit, ...

Chelsea Wine Bar Gets Twisted (Oak)!

I've been home for the past week recovering from a little surgery.  My doctor is so cool, that she gave me  the "O.K." to drink wine post-op (as in taste -- not go nuts!). After sitting in the house for a ...

Pirates, Rubber Chickens and Spaniards, Oh My!

At last year's inaugural North American Wine Blogger Conference we had a little event called "Live Blogging" which was a little like speed dating. But instead of sitting in front of a potential significant other and asking some superficial questions, we ...

Restaurant Review: Pope’s Pairings Protect Plonk

I think I was sitting in Toledo, avoiding study of some law-school related subject, when I first heard about Alice Waters' Chez Panisse. The concept of growing local, buying local, and serving healthy, organic dishes that actually taste good was ...