Monthly Archives: October 2016

Why Should Kids Have All the Fun on Halloween?

When I was a kid, Halloween didn’t end at 8 or 9 o’clock, as it does in so many towns today. It went on until 10 or 11, and rather than making their houses look dark and deserted, most folks

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Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels: The Next Big Thing?

As we noted in this blog , barrels can play a key role in what a wine ultimately tastes like. A vast majority of barrels used for aging wine — something along the lines of 99.99999999999 percent — are made

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World Series Steakhouses: Cleveland vs. Chicago

With two games in the books, we now have a break in the 2016 World Series as the Indians and Cubs prepare for game three tomorrow night at Wrigley Field. Which gives us time to consider a critical question: Of

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I Love Kids… Just Not in Wine Country

Over the years, I can recall a few wineries that made attempts at becoming “kid-friendly.” There may still be a few around. But for the most part, those policies went the way of “kid-friendly” Las Vegas. (Remember the big amusement

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Napa in November: 2 More Reasons to Visit

In yesterday’s blog, we shared information on two events coming to the Napa Valley next month: the Louis M. Martini Winery Lot No. 1 Tasting, and the Napa Valley Film Festival’s Movie Mogul Dinner. Here are two more events to

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Plan Your November Wine Trip to Napa Valley

November is just around the corner, and the turning of the calendar page brings with it several enticing wine-related events in the Napa Valley. Let’s take a look at two of them today, and two more tomorrow… Louis M. Martini

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Protect Your Wine from Heat and Sunlight

Temperatures reached into the mid-90s in Los Angeles and Phoenix, and well into the 80s in parts of the South and East Coast, yesterday. Autumn may be here, but summer refuses to go away completely. If you live in one

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Part 3: Wine and Music Pairing

As we discussed in Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s blogs, I definitely feel that the “right” music can enhance the wine-drinking experience. In those blogs, I shared my favorite types of music for six types of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon — Classical Merlot

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Pairing Music With Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio

In yesterday’s blog, we began a completely non-scientific examination of the relationship between music and wine enjoyment. We suggested that just as there are wine and food pairings that could be considered simpatico, so are there wine and music pairings

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Pairing Wine With Your Favorite Genre of Music

If you’ve been following this blog for more than a month, you know how much I love music — especially when it’s part of a great meal that includes some good wine. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes

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