Category Archives: Domaine de Mairan

If you’re name-calling, it’s Mr. Snob, thank you

My wine blogger friend Jon Thorsen has written a book. I’ll be reviewing Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine without Breaking the Bank in a couple of weeks. Spoiler alert, I enjoyed it. But the book … Continue reading

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May 30th is #LanguedocDay!

Looking at the date on this post, I see it has been a long time since I last blogged. Lots of reasons for the delay: work-related, personal, and procrastinational (not a word, but it should be). I have a few … Continue reading

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Let us give thanks for rosés this November 28th

Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together.  Everyone tries to put differences aside and think of the things for which he or she is grateful and bask in good company. Those differences don’t have to be political … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Although they always look elaborate and showy, one of the easiest entrees to prepare is some type of roast – be it beef, lamb or pork.  Right now, Safeway has pork tenderloin on special for $3.99/pound (which will save you … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Leftover, Squirrel Gnawed Pumpkin

Talk about being “on special” – right now on your front steps I’ll wager you have at least 3 pumpkins languishing.  “On special” at Your Front Porch Market for $0/lb! Sure they were festive last month but once you’ve rotated them a … Continue reading

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Is this the world’s happiest man?

One of the things I’ve discovered in the wine importing business is that winemakers aren’t like most of us.  I mean, I know people who like their jobs, and some who will even say they like them a lot.  But … Continue reading

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Buying wine online — a big risk?

As online-only wine merchants, we’ve had to face the fact that some people won’t buy wine online.  Even from us, and everyone knows we have the most awesomely, fantastically stupendous online wine shop that ever existed! 😉   Seriously, though, we … Continue reading

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