Category Archives: Wine

Critter Wine: 20makesnodifference [yellowtail] Pinot Grigio

Because it was left in my fridge after a party. I first ran into [yellowtail] just after the turn of the century. I was a sales rep for a local wine distributor and we were agog at how well it … Continue reading

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The Things People Collect.

Freude, schöner Götterfunken Tochter aus Elysium,Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!Deine Zauber binden wieder Was die Mode streng geteilt;

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Fact: Sardinian Wine is John Kerry Pretentious – Argiolas Costamolino

There are four kinds of ways to wear a cap for the non-Irishman. 1) Horse related but more on the training side: not pretentious. 2) Driving a Porsche: pretentious. 3) Loitering in New York with a faux retro soft drink … Continue reading

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Some Remarkable Crap That Comes Out of My Mouth

At a recent wine tasting of some pretty brilliantly cheap wines (elicio rose and elicio white being the stars despite the e.e. cummings labels – stay away from the elicio red) I found myself asking to “revisit” several of the … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Etiquette, Food, Language, Restaurants, Wine | 2 Comments Ombudsman: As We Approach Post #100, A Retrospective Experience

I really never thought I’d get this far without a nipple slip. When I began, lo five months ago, I assumed I would be posting at least once a day with tiny links to funny things or funny links to … Continue reading

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A Fun Morning at the Pepper Place Market and The Kale That Kills

I was trying to buy salsa at the Pepper Place farmer’s market. I asked the woman who made the stuff if I would regret getting the hot instead of the regular*. She assured me I would be fine and was … Continue reading

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From the cookbook #1: Grilled pork chops with sage, page 168

That we are getting a late start on this month’s cookbook should come as no surprise. That this recipe has mustard in it should. I have a deep fear of two things, an mustard is one of them. I will … Continue reading

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Oregon wine show at Vulcan: a tasting so big it gets to be called an event

Every year, winemakers from Oregon descend on Birmingham with folding tables to stand behind so that the city’s wine buyers can badger them about soil content, weather, and farming conditions. You have to be impressed by the patience they display … Continue reading

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Tasting: Tasca d’Almerita Lamuri Nero d’Avola IGT Sicilia 2008

I unfairly deny Nero d’Avola it’s own identity. Rather than describing it as having bright red fruits and cherry up front with medium to strong, sweet, smooth tannins and fantastic acidity, I usually describe it as a little bigger than … Continue reading

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Tasting:Serra Barbera d’Alba 2009 Paitin Vineyard and the premier of “Another Thing That Polish Woman Made Me Do.”

Ever since a Polish friend of ours made traditional pierogis for us I have very much wanted to learn to make them. For those not familiar with pierogis, they are semi-circular dumplings, usually fried in butter and onions and then … Continue reading

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