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I Love Cooking with Wine…

Let’s face it. We will often open up two bottles of wine when we’re cooking with wine. The one we actually cook with and the one we drink. Both good. But the one we’re drinking is always better. Isn’t that true?

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Red, Pink, Practice, and Pianetta

As an example, venison is now being farm-raised, and therefore, it can be presumed, grain finished. Wave good-bye to the luscious, natural wild venison flavor! Let’s go for American Bland!

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This is NOT Frankenfood
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Dying to Eat – What Wine Pairs with Frankenfood?

In the real world, more and more wineries are farming sustainably and ensuring that their wines are as natural and unpolluted as possible. Yes, wine is a health food. Google it.

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Who, What, and Why is The Vegas Wineaux Anyway? (FBC – 1)

Assuming that these questions come from a place of really wanting to know – as opposed to trying to get me to stop – I can think of only one answer: Passion.

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Surprises

The bar area is somewhat elevated from the restaurant section. There’s a huge, six-panel television behind the bar. On it was a variety of sporting events – primarily football and baseball – along with that annoying Progressive Insurance woman.

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From the Archives – Could Steeles be Dead in the Sweet Water?

Happily, they eventually closed. Apparently, bad service – no matter how great the food – was the karma that blessed Sweet Water. In its place, however, rose STEELES, an eclectic fusion steakhouse. Whatever that means.

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From the Archives – Sweet Water Experience Not So Sweet

The four of us were seated immediately and were given a complimentary sample of pistachio-encrusted tuna pâté with black sesame seed crackers. Delish.

Unfortunately, that was the last really positive thing that happened.

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A Loaf of Wine, a Jug of Bread, and Presto!

Will I rise to the top to be one of the final (fill in the single-digit number), or will I get stuck like day-old caramel in a cheap saucepan?

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Mini-Vacation and Internet Withdrawal

Because we were walking – okay, Rod was walking, I was gimping – we didn’t plan to purchase anything the first day. Good thing. It was way too easy to slip away into unbridled wine greed when tasting fabulous wines.

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Oh Oh Opolo!

A couple of weeks ago I hosted the Tex & Fritz Wine Club and the Vegas Wineaux Wine Club for a special night of appetizers, cheeses, and Opolo wines.  While my intentions were stellar, the proverbial “best laid plans” kind of kicked in.  My beautifully planned five-year vertical … well, let’s just say that I had a slight miscalculation.  Of about four years. Oops. Let me explain. According to CellarTracker, I had five years of Opolo Mtn. Zin, 2004-2008. Maybe not. As it turns out, it appears that the Wineaux Guy and I had indulged at some time and I …

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ANOTHER New Look??

While I really liked the new look I’d come up with before (and so did others – I was nominated for a Black Weblog Award!), it still didn’t do what I wanted to do. So I sat down to figure exactly what it was that I wanted. (If you’re easily bored with techy stuff, you can stop reading now)

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