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Hospice du Rhône to Celebrate 20 Years in 2012!

It's a wine event for Lovers of Rhône wines! This year Hospice du Rhône will mark two decades of celebrating everything Rhône at an annual Spring event in Paso Robles, California, scheduled for April 26-28, 2012. The world's largest celebration ...

Wine Writing is Broken? Viva Wine Blogging!

While I would love it to be my full-time job, Another Wine Blog is something that I do in my "free" time - between the laundry, feeding the dog, making the bed and the one-hour commute each way to slave ...

Food for Thought: Recipe for Success

When I worked the election one year, my assignment was to sit in my kids' intermediate school cafeteria and watch for monkey business.  Given we live in Texas, I wasn't surprised to see a little voter intimidation, suppression and some ...

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Falwell, Flynt and K Vintners’ Charles Smith

Fresh from a late night viewing of "The People v. Larry Flynt," I noticed a Google alert, "Winemaker Sues Anonymous Commenters on Wine Blog." A few clicks later I find out that Charles Smith of K Vintners filed a complaint ...

Chocolate and Beer? You Betcha!

As I have said before, I have never really been a beer drinker. Well except for that time in law school when I would have been better off skipping the "beer bong."  But I love learning about and tasting new things, ...

Labor Day and The Grapes of Tom Joad

With all of the recent talk about immigration "reform," stimulus spending, offshore drilling moratoriums and that ever-present bogeyman; "socialism," it might be good to take another look at one of America's favorite and revered family holidays: Labor Day,* and its ...

Great Wines for Labor Day: New Age from Argentina

We attended a Passport to Argentina celebration and wine tasting at our local Central Market a few months back. Looking up to check which wine was next, I noticed glasses filled with ice and slices of lime. I was curious, ...

Which Came First: Plavac or Zinfandel?

The day after Valentine's Day in February, Blue Danube Wine Company announced a contest on twitter, to befriend them on Facebook. The 222nd "fan," I won Zinfandel: A Croatian-American Wine Story by Jasenka Piljac. Along with it, ...

Maryhill: Such a Thrill In Washington Whites

We got a note from the nice people at Maryhill Winery asking us if we'd like to try their wines before we visit Washington this summer.  Something about the name was familiar. Then Friday night after we sampled two of their ...

The Wine Review: Is it All Just Smoke and Mirrors?

Have you ever visited a restaurant for a romantic dinner where everything turns out to be perfect?  Your meal is expertly prepared, the wine pairing is flawless and the waitstaff is impeccably attentive. The music, ideal, seems to have been ...

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