Category Archives: Cave la Vinsobraise

Can a little wine knowledge make you open to celebrity manipulation?

Did you hear that Emilio Estevez recently became a winery owner? It probably comes as no surprise that his foray into wine hasn’t generated as much attention as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s.  Think about the movies they’re known for.  … Continue reading

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Cooking with wine means you have to put some in your food too

We’ve been doing a lot of wine tastings lately, and people have asked questions about cooking with wine.   Since many of us will be cooking a lot over the next month, I thought I’d share some of the discussions I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s a small (wine) world, after all

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to The Splendid Table, Lynne Rosetto Kasper’s weekly radio show on food.  Kasper interviewed author Ina Lipkowitz, discussing her new book Words to Eat By:  Five Foods and the Culinary History of … Continue reading

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When it comes to tasting wine, the eyes have it

The 5th North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference was held in Portland, Oregon earlier this month.  Three hundred plus drunken attentive bloggers descended on Portland for networking, good wine, and interesting information for wine bloggers, wine drinkers, wine merchants, wine educators, … Continue reading

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This Cinco de Mayo, don’t forget the wine

You know I’m tireless in trying to find more ways to talk about wine.  And with Cinco de Mayo coming up, I figured it was a good time to dispel the myth that wine and Mexican food don’t go together. … Continue reading

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First Vine News Roundup

It has been a while since I wrote with news about First Vine and our wines.  So this week I have a few items to share. In This Case, You Can Judge a Wine by its Label When I think … Continue reading

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What would Andrew Jackson drink? Reflections on the $20 price barrier

A few weeks ago, Washington Post wine critic Dave McIntyre wrote a blog post looking back on something he wrote about Virginia wines six years earlier.  A sort of “What’s happened since I wrote this,” and he’s happy with the … Continue reading

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Listen to Jamie Foxx — and blame it on the alcohol

I could swear that for the past six months lots of wine writers have been humming the “Blame it on the Alcohol” song – and writing about who’s to blame for the trend of increasing alcohol in wines.  I’ve read … Continue reading

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Buying Wine Online in Maryland — Your Chance to Be Heard

Update on last Friday’s hearings at the end of this post. You know I try to stay (relatively) apolitical in this blog.  But there are two important hearings in the Maryland legislature tomorrow (March 4) on bills that would allow … Continue reading

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A French-American Thanksgiving Leftover Mash-up

Ah, the detritus of Thanksgiving – the carcasses, the mess, the clash of traditions – and that’s just the guest dynamics!  Then there are the food leftovers. To some, the leftovers look just as good as the meal.  I’m not one … Continue reading

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