April 30, 2007

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April 17, 2007

Perfect Wine Pairings Book

Our Liquor Snob buddies covered an interesting-looking book today about how to pair foods and beverages. We thought it was a pretty cool idea, and when we went to the page Amazon recommended another book that caught our eye - Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier's Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food. We're always getting wine pairing questions from our friends, so we thought it would be a good idea to cover this book to help out the pairing novice.

Read on for the full book description from Amazon

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April 13, 2007

Winsome Wood Wine Cabinet - Walnut

Wow, that's a lot of w's. We're impressed by this wine cabinet because it's got plenty of room for 20 wine bottles, a glass holder, and a drawer for holding your opener and other accessories.

Store your wine bottles, stemware and accessories with this attractive Walnut Wine Cabinet. This wine cabinet makes a great addition to any dining room or bar area. The Wine and Stemware Chest features solid wood construction with a rich walnut finish. The bottom features twenty cubbies to hold your favorite whites and reds. Your bottles are stored horizontally to prevent the corks from drying out. The stemware rack will hold up to fifteen wine glasses and champagne flutes.
Amazon - Winsome Wood Wine Cabinet, Walnut

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April 12, 2007

Washington Winery Needs a Name

Our friends over at Wine Enthusiast have let us know about an interesting conundrum being faced by a certain winery in Washington state. The Washington Wine Company is looking for a name for its new winery, and you have a chance to supply that name. The contest runs through May 30, but we're sure you're asking yourself "what's in it for me?"

You mean other than infamy in the Washington wine industry and the unending gratitude of the winery owners? Sounds like you get a little bit more out of it than that.

The winner of the contest will receive two cases of Washington Wine Co.’s best wine each year for a decade. The prize will also include an annual private wine tasting hosted by the winemaking staff when the winners come in to pick up their yearly cases of wine.
You had us at two cases of wine. WashingtonWineCompany via

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April 11, 2007

The 2007 Wino Sign Awards

A while back we did a roundup of bum wines, which we thought was funny and informative. That's not to say our audience is a bunch of winos just because they like to spend less than $20 on a bottle of vino - we just think it's a nice way to lighten the mood around here.

In a slightly-related twist, Modern Drunkard Magazine has put together its "2007 Wino Sign Awards" to commemorate the greatest signs ever waved in your face in an attempt to panhandle money. We like wine, they're winos - see the connection here? No indication of who actually voted or how many votes there were, but we've actually seen some of these signs in use so it's not like MDM just made this stuff up.

The votes have been tallied, the change has been counted, and the results are in. Modern Drunkard Magazine is proud to present the winners of this year's Wineys. God Bless.
See the signs for yourself at Modern Drunkard.

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April 9, 2007

Amazing Fish Corkscrew

fish-corkscrew.jpgWe saw one of these bad boys at a party and we were totally fascinated. We're not sure why, we just were. Maybe something to do with the fact that it expanded and contracted so effortlessly and convincingly - we had the damn thing swimming around the kitchen for a ridiculously long time. As in way longer than we should have.

But really, that's just us. This is a sharp-looking wine opening device, and we thought it worked pretty well too. Perfect for summer parties, wine on the boat, and entertaining your simple-minded guests.

Amazon - Amazing Fish Corkscrew

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April 5, 2007

Wine Labels That Make Pairing Easy

pastalabelfront.jpgThere are all sorts of new wines coming out that are trying to appeal to the common man (and woman) by using cute little furry creatures like penguins and kangaroos on them. Fine. Whatever floats your boat. We've just found something we like much better - wine that tells you what food to pair it with right on the label. "Wine that loves pasta and tomato sauce"? Bring it on.

Among the most ambitious is the San Francisco-based Amazing Food Wine Company. With its new brand, Wine That Loves, co-founder Tracy Gardner says he's aiming to create a new category of wines classified not by what's in them but by what foods they go best with, using names such as "Wine That Loves Pasta with Tomato Sauce," and "Wine That Loves Roast Chicken."
from BusinessWeek

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April 4, 2007

Le Miccine Chianti Classico 2003 Review

We've been excited to try out Le Miccine's Chianti Classico, and we've finally had a chance to give it a sip or two. We don't drink a ton of Chiantis but we always like them when we do - there's got to be a reason why it's Italy's most famous wine, right? We were also very interested in the Le Miccine winery itself, a small American outfit nestled Italy.

All in all, we've been holding onto this bottle until just the right time, because we wanted to really be able to dig in on it. We've gotten to do that, so read on to find out what we thought of it.

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April 2, 2007

CFW Monthly Roundup: March 2007

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in March, and we found all sorts of cool advice and info that warmed the cockles of our hearts. We found tips on how to make your own wine, advice on how to find wine at bottom of the barrel prices without sacrificing quality, and we also found a great idea for how to get the horrifying taste out of corked wine.

Just because our colleagues over at Liquor Snob get to carouse and drink green beer doesn't mean we get jealous - not in the slightest - because we get to go to bed every night knowing we learned a little something about wine. And no, it never even crossed our minds to try to make green wine for St. Patrick's Day. Not even once.

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