Category Archives: wine


Wine in a can? I’ve seen this once or twice – mainly as a pre-mixed Bellini, to be taken along to a picnic. I’d try it if I saw it… I’ll drink wine sold in a tetrapak, so why not … Continue reading

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Uncork NY – if you can find it

Great article in today’s NYT about Finger Lakes wines. I’ve visited there many times and having worked at Vintage NY I know a lot about them. There are some great wines being made up there, and I’d love to support … Continue reading

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Wine Laws are serious stuff

…. at least in France. Don’t label your wine according to the AOC regulations? You could go to jail. Food (or drink) for thought.

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Hennessey for $6.50/gallon and other bargains

An interesting document from 1898. I think “Missouri wine” just means wine made in the state of Missouri. Anyone know for sure?  

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RIP Joe Dressner

The wine world has lost a unique voice. He created a wonderful company which has brought many a lovely wine to the market. Looking for the Louis Dressner Selections label on a bottle of wine that was new to me … Continue reading

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Here’s some wine I will never buy

Great… I know liquor is often packaged in bottles that “women like” (a rep once told me that the Nuvo bottle is intentionally shaped like a lipstick and is tinted pink to appeal to women), but now we have wine … Continue reading

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May 25 is sure busy!

Let me get this straight… today, May 25, 2011 is: National Wine Day Towel Day Geek Pride Day Glorious 25th of May and probably a few other things I’ve missed. I think I’ll celebrate later with my lavender colored Star … Continue reading

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Happy wine fact of the day

Fact: exposure to wine can help fight gum disease. Exposure to wine had a persistent antibacterial effect, due to the organic compounds that fight bacteria. Of course, the acidity in wine can be bad for your teeth’s enamel, so as … Continue reading

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Maryland is a go!

Wine lovers in MD rejoice! You can buy direct from the winery starting July 1. Now when will my home state get on board??

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Tablet computing… in a restaurant

I was just having this discussion the other day with my husband. Soon tablet style computers will be inexpensive enough that we’ll get to the tipping point, where it will become more than a novelty to see one used in … Continue reading

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