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Summer recipes, Part 3 — with a whole bottle of wine in there

Happy August!  Cy and I have been on vacation.  I meant to put up a recipe while we were away, but it just didn’t happen.  Mostly because there wasn’t a rainy day where I’d have been inside looking for things … Continue reading

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Summer recipes, part two. Now with more wine.

I don’t know if you all feel this way, but I generally think of wine as a cooler-weather cooking ingredient.  When I started putting together recipes for summer blog posts, wine didn’t immediately come to mind as anything more than … Continue reading

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Summer recipes, part 1

It has definitely been a summer of eating so far.  And Cy and I haven’t even left for our week of lobster rolls and twice-a-day cocktails.  So many good things to eat this year!  I didn’t get a chance to … Continue reading

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Making wine Instagram-mable again

Even though I have lots of wine-loving friends, I’ve noticed that more of them post food photos on social media than wine photos.  Not that they don’t take wine-related photos, just that there are barely any featuring a particular wine.  … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary Musings, Part 2

I’ve done a lot of wine tastings in 10 years of importing and retailing.  From pouring in a shop that sells our wines to guided wine tastings in people’s homes.  I’ve served as entertainment for corporate events, bridal showers, and … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary Musings, Part 1

Happy Winoversary to us!  First Vine officially started selling wine 10 years ago, almost to the day.   Our first shipment arrived on May 14, 2007.  Seven wines from four producers, all in the southern Rhône valley.  I wrote a post … Continue reading

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Cookbook author wine talk with Joanne Weir

In 10 years of being in the wine business, I’ve seen a lot of cookbooks on wine and food.  But the one I turn to most often is Joanne Weir’s Weir Cooking – Recipes from the Wine Country.  The book … Continue reading

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Occasional Cookbook Reviews – Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

One of the hooks for selling books by well-known people is that the authors themselves give brand recognition.  Especially for celebrity cookbooks.  I’m sure the publishers’ fondest hope is that the personality traits that fans think the celebrities have will … Continue reading

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A dish for most seasons

We’re still not having calendar-appropriate weather, but at least it’s not 80 degrees!  Still, we don’t know what it’ll be like from day to day, so I started looking through my old recipe file for dishes that could be served … Continue reading

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Sustainability and the value of customer knowledge

I was thinking that perhaps y’all were getting tired of my blogging on sustainability.  But in the two weeks since my last sustainability post, a whole bunch of people have downloaded the back label I posted.  So there must be … Continue reading

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