THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WINE WRITERS

In gathering responses for the 2018 American Wine Writer Survey, the question of writers' most important influences was of great interest...

HOW WINE WRITERS SEE THE WORLD-IN GRAPH AND CHART

I love wine writers. I have since I first started to get to know them when I began working with them as a publicist back in the day....

 
 
 

FREEDOM AND EGALITARIANISM IN AMERICAN WINE

The San Francisco Chronicle's excellent young wine editor, Esther Mobley, engages in some really interesting speculation this week....

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT WINE RETAILERS

Among the rarest of things is finding a person in business or politics who is willing to publicly tell the truth, even if it reveals...

 
 
 

ON 14 YEARS WRITING AND THE ART OF BEING A WINE BLOGGING BOMBER

When I was 14 years old (1977), I was enduring my last year of junior high school at Sinaloa Jr. High in Novato, California. I remember...

TOP 10 REASONS WINE LOVERS CAN BE THANKFUL

1. The selection of wines available in the United States today is more diverse and interesting than any other time in history. 2. Wine...

 
 
 

CANADA AND THE FUTURE IMPACT OF CANNABIS ON WINE SALES

The ways in which Canada and Canadians are different from Americans are many. But it's also true that Canadians and Americans are very...

WINE, FACEBOOK AND THE THREAT OF FLESH EATING ZOMBIES

So, I draw a different conclusion. A new study appears to shows that young adults aged 21 to 24 increase their desire to drink after...

 
 
 

FEAR NOT, WINE CRITICISM LIVES

The Wine Curmudgeon is celebrating his 11th anniversary penning his blog and reviewing affordable wines. I've been reading for all...

WINE CONSUMERS MUST TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

In late 2004, just prior to the coming Dec 7th oral arguments in the groundbreaking Granholm v Heald Supreme Court case, a number of...

 
 
 

BOURBON, WINE AND A TOAST

On Veterans Day, I toast my father. Second Lieutenant. Geroge T. Wark fought in World War II. He was born in 1919. He died in 1979...

ALL THE WAYS IN WHICH COFFEE AND WINE COMPARE

My relationship with coffee is fairly utilitarian and different from my relationship with wine. I use coffee to deliver a stimulant...

 
 
 

WINE BLOGS THAT ASK US TO WEAR NEW SHOES

Inside the wine blogging community, we find a good number of folks who try hard, who work to refine their style, who expose themselves...

WINE, CONSUMERS AND THE COURT

There is no other category of consumer whose day to day commercial habits are more impacted by politics than wine consumers. Their...

 
 
 

A NAPA VALLEY HALLOWEEN - WITHOUT THE WINE TRAVELER

Of course, the best Halloweens I ever experienced were when I was a child. What else can I say? I'm thinking about 8 or 9 years old....

WOMEN IN WINE-SURVEY SAYS, IT'S GETTING BETTER

The 2018 Career and Salary Survey commissioned by SevenFifty and carried out by Wine Opinions. is a really good thing. It delivers...

 
 
 

NAPA VS OREGON WINE COUNTRY: COPPOLA EDITION

News that the Coppola family of Napa and Sonoma winery fame purchased the Vista Hills Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley shouldn't...

THE WORST ALCOHOL IDEA EVER

Reports out of New York related the refounding of the New York State Prohibition Party. As those of you who know a little about the...

 
 
 

LIES, DAMNED LIES AND WINE WHOLESALERS

“I am always surprised when individual wholesalers or their main trade and lobbying group, the Washington DC-based Wine & Spirits Wholesalers...

THE INCONSEQUENCE AND BEAUTY OF WINE IN A RIGHT V. WRONG WORLD

Despite what my occasional rants and polemics might suggest about my disposition, I do get the beauty of wine. There are so many things...

 
 
 



Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Stars are a festive cookie for the holidays! Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are an easy cutout cookie! Read more ...

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are delicious for a chocolate treat for the holidays! Use Dessert Recipes to find more tasty cookies. Read more ...

Cranberry Orange Punch

Cranberry Orange Punch

Cranberry Orange Punch With Cranberry-Rosemary Ice Ring - perfect for your next holiday party! Read more ...

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies are such a nice way to sweeten up your holiday spirit. The cookies are festive, soft and buttery. Read more ...

Ultimate healthy hot chocolate

Ultimate healthy hot chocolate

This healthy hot chocolate can be made in 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients and will warm you! Vegan, refined sugar-free & healthy. Read more ...

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

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The 12 Days of Guy Fieri: A Tribute to a Food TV Icon

The 12 Days of Guy Fieri: A Tribute to a Food TV Icon

Welcome to a yuletide celebration of Flavortown's founder and most famous resident Whether he's spreading the word about America's great comfort food restaurants on TV, or... Read more ...

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

The BEST wing recipe ever! Juicy chicken wings are oven baked in a flavorful honey garlic sauce. Read more ...

Sweet Kale Salad

Sweet Kale Salad

This sweet kale salad is a copycat of the popular bagged salad you find in grocery stores - but as always, homemade is way better! Read more ...

Soft chewy gingerbread biscuits

Soft chewy gingerbread biscuits

These soft chewy gingerbread biscuits are the perfect festive snack. Read more ...