Monthly Archives: November 2015

Vinesse Grab Bag: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cyber Monday

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the term “Cyber Monday.” How do you plan to celebrate? We don’t normally use this blog for a blatant sales pitch, but it would be disrespectful to the marketing person who

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So Many Reasons to Be Thankful… Including a Wine-Filled Wedding

On October 24, I married the woman of my dreams in perhaps the most “non-traditional” manner one could imagine. It’s the second marriage for each of us and we both have grown “children,” so instead of taking the flowing-white-dress-and-tuxedo approach,

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How to Avoid Over-Imbibing on Turkey Day

Planning to shine up your best wide-brimmed stemware for the big Thanksgiving feast? If you’re having guests who will be driving, you may want to re-think that. Given the widely varying size of wine glasses, it’s easy for people to

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Wines to Open With the Thanksgiving Feast

No matter what some wine pundits may say, there is no one “perfect” variety of wine to accompany the Thanksgiving holiday feast. So, what to do? Here are two basic strategies: Pour your favorite vino — regardless of its color

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It’s Not a Good Time to Be a Turkey

Historians have made solid cases that the “first Thanksgiving” meal involving the Pilgrims and Native Americans never happened. They say the story was concocted and included in history books to “create a sense of common heritage” for the children of

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When in Spain, Drink as the Spanish Do

I’ve told you a little bit about my recent wedding, and some of the things that made it anything but “normal” — a live band playing a full concert in two sets, the request for donations to the Bowlers to

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What Kind of Wine Should We Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner?

As a newlywed of not quite a month, I’m dealing with a very nice conundrum: where to spend Thanksgiving Day. Will it be at the home of my new father-in-law, or will it be at the home of my darling

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3 Reasons Canlis Restaurant Is ‘Seattle’s Best’

When a restaurant wins three awards in a city magazine’s “Readers Choice Awards,” it cannot be ignored. And so it is with Canlis, selected by the readers of Seattle magazine as best splurge restaurant, for having the best view, and

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Two Thanksgiving Side Dishes for the Work of One

One of the challenges we face on Thanksgiving Day involves finding room for all those fabulous side dishes on the table. The recipe that follows addresses that conundrum by using both Yukon gold and sweet potatoes. It’s adapted from Third

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Where to Go for a Wine-Focused Thanksgiving

If you’re planning to take the year off from hosting the big Thanksgiving Day bash… or if you’re simply looking for an excuse to avoid Uncle Bill’s bad jokes… consider taking a trip to wine country. These days, “wine country”

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