Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wine & Costume Advice for Halloween

In case you were wondering why Joanie from accounting is walking around the office in a Bernie Madoff mask… it’s Halloween! And you know what that means: We need to follow Martha Stewart’s lead tonight by turning out all the lights in the house …

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A Toast to the Military…and to Korbel

A lot of press releases cross my desk in any given week, but one that arrived last week really caught my eye. The event described in the release will take place tomorrow night in Ontario, Calif., and thanks to the good folks at Korbel Champagne Ce…

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Inspired Pairings at Chicago’s West Town Tavern

Housed in an 1880s building that retains its original tin ceiling, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors, West Town Tavern serves contemporary comfort food in a friendly, warm, intimate atmosphere. The Chicago restaurant is owned by Susan and Dr…

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A Lip-Smacking Good Time at Tulalip

I like to think of it as a way of preparing my body for the assault it will incur just a few weeks later on Thanksgiving Day. “It” is “Taste of Tulalip,” an annual food-and-wine event at the Tulalip Resort Casino, which is located just off…

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Harvest Season: On a Wing and a Prayer

Have you ever tasted a glass of Pinot Noir and thought to yourself, “This wine is for the birds”? Okay, probably not. But if you ever had, you wouldn’t be too far from the truth—particularly during this rather late harvest season in that part of t…

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A Halloween Wine Trip to a “Scary” Cave

If you have kids around the house, I do not need to tell you that Halloween is exactly one week away. (Disclaimer: Yes, I know that some communities and/or neighborhoods may opt to have the trick-or-treating on Sunday, or perhaps even Saturday, fo…

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Does Wine Have a Role in Cognitive Health?

We close out this week of blog posts on Vinesse Today with some news that is short but sweet—some good news on the health front. Moderate consumption of alcohol may help stave off dementia and cognitive impairment, a study by Loyola’s Stritch Scho…

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Agreeing…and Disagreeing…With TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has unveiled its “Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the United States” for 2011, and you can read all about the picks here. If you’re not familiar with TripAdvisor, it’s a website based almost entirely on user-generated material, and …

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The Aging Game

Today, I have a much different perspective on the benefits of aging wine than I did 25 years ago. Back then, when I was 28 years old, the concept was intriguing, somewhat mysterious and even a bit romantic. We’d all heard certain people in our liv…

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A Cure for Culinary Conflict

Being involved in a relationship in which one person loves red wine and the other person prefers white wine can be a recipe for culinary conflict. While all successful food-and-wine pairings ultimately are the result of one’s personal palate, ther…

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