• From the Outside, Looking In

      For most of my life I have felt like an outsider looking in. Not way outside, because I am pretty good at standing on the edge of the circle and looking like I belong. The problem is, I just never feel quite like I belong. As a little girl, I was terribly shy and withdrawn. It drove my mother nuts. Once, when I was about 6, we were out shopping and saw a girl from my school.

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    • Only You Can Prevent Vegetable Abuse

      Vegetables often get a very bad name. Sometimes it is deserved, but more often than not it’s your fault. Yes, your fault! Mine too. Here’s one half of the problem; people like me make fun of vegetables, and probably even more reprehensibly, we make fun of people who eat them. Particularly so if that is all they eat.

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  • Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

    … a questionable bottle of wine, and smooth the tannins in a strident one. We first tried it on a bottle of wine from New Mexico that we picked up on sale. It was a blend, and had a rather ashy finish — we ran it through the TRIbella and poof! the ash taste was gone. We also tried it on a very good Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that needed more cellar time…

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  • The “F” Word and Mother Nature’s Lady Parts: VINTAGE 2014

    … If you think you know what someone means when she says “the ‘F’ Word,” you probably have not spent much time with a winemaker. Talk of Lady parts and Mother Nature’s ass — it was not quite was I expected when Wil Fernandez sent me a sneak preview of VINTAGE 2014: the stories behind the vines. I have seen some of the initial filming…

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  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … Nouveau — well that is just because grapes get sweeter here in the 24-hour heat. And besides, “Texans prefer sweet wines.” Or they’ll point to medal from a minor wine competition as proof their latest blasphemy toward Bacchus is divinely inspired. If Texas terroir has a theme song, Lindsey Buckingham penned the lyrics. Loving you Isn’t the right…

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  • Goldwater 2012 Pinot Noir

    … Bright and delicate with none of those wet leaves’ flavors that often overpower some pinots, this Goldwater 2012 Pinot Noir hails from the famed Wairau Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand, where winemaker Stuart Marfell grew up “just next door,” (if you could call a 2,000-acre farm “just next door”) at his father’s sheep ranch near the small town…

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  • Veuve Cliquot Mail Truck pops corks in Houston

    … is the Certified Wine Specialist (CSW), provided by Glazer’s continuing education program. She also hopes to begin leading blind tasting classes at The Texas Wine School in the next couple of months (independent of the WSET courses). Favorite varietals: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Zinfandel (Lodi), Bobal, and Chenin Blanc (Vouvray). Related …

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  • A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

    … the subject in a positive light, showing she is a good sport. However, if there is truth to the story, post or article, as quite often with leaks of information, it is in the best interest of the subject to make the story go away as quickly as possible. The subject may attempt to destroy the credibility of the writer through bullying and intimidation…

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  • Just the Facts (and a Mea Culpa)

    … My earlier post has generated some negative comments, many of them well-deserved. As is typical with this kind of dust-up, there are people who agree but don’t want to roll around in the mud. Although not as many as usual. All of this points to one thing; I was wrong. When Amy compiled these numbers we felt that if we just published the charts…

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  • WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … paranoid/conspiracy theory of history that rests more on broken hopes and dreams than anything near reality.'” (See Tom’s comment on Amy’s post about the WBC print writer panelist in “Not Your Grandfather’s Wine Blog”) The judging is a black box sort of thing. Since he first came up with the idea of Blog awards, Tom and the secret arbiters have provided…

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