What's Ticking Me Off Today

But when a pet quality wine being touted as a potential Best In Show winner, then something has gone awry somewhere.

I could actually hear my wine turning to grape jelly as I waited in that hot, smelly mess.

Apparently Food Network has enough commas in the paycheck or enough contract lawyers on retainer to make that little annoying trait called self-respect irrelevant.

Eberle vineyards and canopy
Karma's a bitch. But she's only a bitch if you give her reason to be. I think Karma's going to have a great time with these three clowns.

The little girl in me will always feel that the male of the species has cooties.

I didn't think it was possible, but this show makes the great Alton Brown, a self-deprecating, incredibly gifted, and spontaneous, intelligent chef, look like a jerk. He's become the Chuck Barris of the Foodie set.

Okay, you got a chance to read my previous rant about Chopped. While I still have issues with it, it has embarrassingly become one of my guilty pleasures.

Am I the only one in the world who feels that this program is, well, a little silly?

While I did not rant (you would have been soooo proud of me!), I did point out that this minuscule bottle of White Zin is not the same thing as a Rosé from the Loire, even if they are the same color.

Such hacking can cause all kinds of damage, the most expensive of which is one’s reputation.

KitchenAid/Whirlpool customer service? What?!? Did you think it would be any different from the microwave fiasco? Hahahaha!

Saxum Winery
Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator are arguably the burly boys of the wine magazine world. They and their tasters can make or break the reputation of a winery (deserved or not...but that's a debate that will never be resolved) by the flick of a pen.