They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps. But when someone is making money by stealing our wine reviews, pairings, recipes and photographs of food and wine, we have to take issue with it. We addressed this topic at the Wine Bloggers Conference during Wine Blogging 101. A number of would-be and new bloggers [...]
These refreshing spritzers are all the rage with the jet setters and hip crowd in Argentina. Refreshing and low in alcohol, these are the perfect wines to accompany dancing on the patio or sunning by the pool. They also make a great addition to the end of summer Labor Day cook-out!
Bruce McGechan has a blog called MyLocalWineStore.com. He's a geek for statistics and analytics. He decided to do some research on which blogs were the most engaging. Give up? The post is called "Wine Blog Engagement Scores – a surprising result" And we were, indeed, surprised. Out of 28 top blogs, the surprising result was...
Often we visit a tasting room, love a wine, and purchase bottles to ship home, only to find that once at home, the wine does not live up to the tasting room experience. This was certainly not the case with the 2008 Quarry Butte from Alexandria Nicole Cellars, a red blend crafted from their Estate [...]
This is part 9 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 – Knives, Part 5 – High Heat Cooking, Part 6 – Restaurant [...]
Tristan Risk takes her clothes off for a living. But don't call her a stripper. Pin-up queen, model and slasher film star, "Little Miss Risk" is a burlesque artist who performs with the Vancouver troupe Sweet Soul Burlesque. A fan of corsets, wine and cupcakes, Tristan came to our attention as one of the Voodoo Dollz who performs with Big John Bates.
I am going to send a question out to a bunch of wine folks over time and then print the answers here, but figured I’d take a shot at it first in case everyone thinks it is a stupid idea and ignores me. The question is: What five people, living or dead, would you like [...]
When Margaret Ryan at Olson Ogden Wines contacted us about their newest release last Spring, I was delighted to learn it was a white Rhône blend. We really enjoyed the Olson Ogden Wines‘ Pinot Noir and Rhône varietals we had tasted, so we were pretty confident that this one would not disappoint. It most certainly [...]
I like to think that I treat wine like one should treat their children by never playing favorites. But the truth is that I am not capable. I truly prefer red wine to white wine. If served a white, even one of my favorites, when in the mood for a red I have a hard [...]
According to Mr. Google, there are thousands of wine and food blogs. The number and ranking of the blogs is in a constant state of flux, as new people come into the blogosphere and others find they just don’t have the time to keep up. For instance a google search today for “Wine Blog” ranks [...]
For at least two decards, it was thought that Plavac Mali was the ancestor, or Croatian counterpart of Zinfandel. Coincidentally, it is thought that Zinfandel arrived in California around 1852. And when, between 1890 and 1900 most of northern California's vineyards were destroyed by phylloxera, Zinfandel was among the survivors.
This is one of the reasons we at Another Wine Blog don't rate wines and very rarely tell you about the wines we don't like. We don't give points, or grades, or stars, or thumbs up or down. While we do pay attention to Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer, we figure most other ratings are pretty subjective. And we figure you have enough numbers and letters to think about without our adding to the mix.
A little about Vinsanto On the island of Santorini they grow a small variety of grapes. Most of these have names that can be quite difficult for people like me to pronounce. Names like Xinomavro, Moschofilero, and Agiorghitiko do not exactly roll off of my tongue with ease. Then again, my native English has been known [...]
Words and pictures cannot begin to prepare you for the breathtaking beauty and authenticity of Santorini, its wines and its wineries. But I wanted to post picture from each of the wineries or tasting rooms to help share my experience.