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The Last Word on Pho in Vegas – From the Pho...

The key to a beautiful Pho is the broth. Even if I hadn’t learned that later, it’s something I knew intuitively; the aroma was intoxicating, fragrant, and heady.
How wine corks are made

Natural Cork, the Only Green Alternative – Part Five

The cork forest sucks up CO2 which is generated in part by the plastic and aluminum refining processes. "Endocrine disrupter" is not a phrase you'll see in relationship to cork. And there’s no such thing as a “cork spill.”

Aye Aye Mercaptan! T’aint Cork Taint! Part Four

You’d think that having all of those beautiful experiences among the stunning scenery and environment of wine country would make me long to be a winemaker. And you would be wrong. Oh so very, very wrong.
Varying wine closures

Sealing the Wines, or ‘Tis it Taint? – Part Three

I found that many people blogging or reporting online were satisfied with parroting the status quo. I call that lazy research and lazy reporting.

Cork Taint and Box Wine – Is it Possible? Part Two

In addition, the wine itself has direct contact with the plastic bag, which is a permeable, petrochemical-based material. If the wine has any decent acid in it, that immediately should be cause for concern.
Wine on Tap. Photo from Orlando Sentinel

99 Keggers of Wine on the Wall…

Beer lovers, after all, get to have growlers filled with their favorite beer on tap and take them home for their personal enjoyment. Why not wine folks?
Heck no, I'm not drinking box wine!

Can a Boxed Wine be Corked? The (re)Search Begins. Part One

Yes, I know that this topic has been covered ad nauseum by every wine blog, website, magazine, book, opinion, study, expert, editorial, blah blah blah. I saw the dead horse. I decided to beat it.
Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson

Book Review – Buy the Right Wine Every Time

Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.

…And You Would be Wrong

So, yes, I do enjoy most of the programs on Food Network. It's just that the occasional anomaly that is Cutthroat Kitchen is like the rotten apple. Or rotten egg. And stinks just as much. No, worse.

Bin 702 – Officially the Cutest Wine Bar in Vegas

Downtown Vegas will be a force and although it will probably forever be in the shadow of the far more glamorous Strip, will be a place where locals can come to get their Vegas on.