OUR SEX, OUR WINE, OUR DRESS, OUR TIME

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to the issue of women in the wine industry. The Batonage Forum was formed specifically for...

THE IMMORAL AND UNETHICAL WINE FRAUDS OF THE WORLD

The biggest frauds of the wine world are still slinging their corrosive lies. We know this because we read today that Doug Wregg's...

 
 
 

WHERE'S FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

I sat down in front of my big screen TV a couple mornings ago around 5:00am to watch “Wine Country”, the new Tina Fey, Amy Poehler,...

THE STATE OF DISCRIMINATION IN WINE

Since the 2005 Granholm v Heald Supreme Court ruling that deemed it unconstitutional for a state to allow direct to consumer wine shipments...

 
 
 

WHAT DOES THE WINE INDUSTRY HAVE TO LEARN FROM THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY?

Over at Greenstate.com writer Chris Macias, who has a good deal of experience writing about wine, provides the cannabis industry readers...

AMAZON IS COMING FOR WINE AND THAT'S A GOOD THING

The recent disclosure that Amazon.com is seeking to hire an alcohol policy lobbyist has led a number of folks to wonder if, speculate...

 
 
 

POUR OREGON - A CELEBRATION OF OREGON WINE'S DIVERSITY

If it wasn't clear to you before, once you step into any wine retail setting in the state of Oregon you realize immediately that Pinot...

STUDY HAS NOTHING TO OFFER WINERY HOSPITALITY-SO, KEEP SMILING

Maybe wineries ought to encourage their tasting room hospitality workers to tell customers exactly what they think of them. According...

 
 
 

FIRSTLEAF AND THE FIRST RULE OF WINE MARKETING-TELL THE TRUTH

I've been tough on the Natural Wine category in the past. I think I may have called its champions “charlatans” and labeled them “frauds”....

ON WINE MARKETING-BE THE WINERY THAT CHAMPIONS YOUR AVA

I haven't done a head count lately, but it appears that the number of wineries located here in the United States now numbers over 10,000....

 
 
 

THE RISE OF WILLAMETTE VALLEY'S SUB-APPELLATIONS - STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

Since writing about the proposed conjunctive labeling law in the Oregon legislature meant for wines produced in the Willamette Valley,...

HOW CAN WE SCREW WINE CONSUMERS AND PRETEND NOT TO?

How hard can it be to write a law that simply allows consumers in a given state to legally receive wine shipments from sources outside...

 
 
 

BOOZE, CANNABIS AND THE LIMIT OF GOOD IDEAS

How many of you are familiar with the taste of cannabis? Raise your hand. Now that it's established that a good number of FERMENTATION...

CAN THE AUTHENTICITY OF OREGON WINE BE MANDATED BY LAW?

More than any other winemaking region in America, Oregon's Willamette Valley appears to be as or more committed to the “authenticity”...

 
 
 

WINE, MILLENNIALS AND THE ART OF THE PROPER RANT

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, Johnny-come-lately wine marketers and wine mavens and social media experts can come together...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TOTAL WINE AND CONSUMERS EXPLAINED

Why are consumers so rarely consulted when it comes to public policy issues that so directly impact them? This is a question I used...

 
 
 

WASHINGTON GRAPE GROWERS WITNESS THE FARTHEST REACHES OF “STUPID”

As executive director of the National Association of Wine Retailers, I get to read lots of legislation. And I've gotten pretty good...

GOOD WINE NEW, BAD WINE NEWS AND MALE HAIR BUNS

What do you want first? The good news or the bad news? OK. The good news is that Kentucky wine lovers may be on their way to getting...

 
 
 

DEAR SUPREME COURT: PLEASE END ALL INTER-STATE WINE SHIPPING

It appears that the newish president and CEO of the Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of America Michelle Korsmo, has read the playbook and...

HERE IS THE ULTIMATE BEVERAGE PUBLICATION CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The sine qua non of publications that review and critique wines such as The Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate,...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

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

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Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

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Instant Pot Oxtail

Instant Pot Oxtail

Super easy to make fall-off-the-bone tender & juicy Instant Pot Oxtail! Buttery rich beefy flavors with satisfying tender beef. Delicious! Read more ...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Killer soft, brownie-like chocolate crinkle cookies. Read more ...

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe is quick and easy to make. They explode with a strong, sweet, chocolate flavor and they're gluten-free. Read more ...

Beef Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch

Beef Taco Salad with Chipotle Ranch

This beef taco salad with chipotle ranch Dressing is so delicious and easy to make! Read more ...

Crispy Sriracha Chicken

Crispy Sriracha Chicken

Looking for tender, spicy chicken with a crispy skin? Here it is with Sriracha-Mayo marinade. Perfect with chicken wings for appetizers. Read more ...

Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies

Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies

These are rich, super fudgy, and seriously delicious! Made with just 8 real food ingredients and in one bowl. Egg free, vegan, gluten free Read more ...

Salsa Verde Chicken

Salsa Verde Chicken

Quick and easy salsa verde chicken recipe, homemade with simple ingredients over stovetop in 30 minutes. A heathy one pot meal Read more ...

Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust {Gluten-Free}

Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust {Gluten-Free}

If you're looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a sweet treat, I highly recommend making this gluten-free Chocolate Stout Mousse Tart with Pretzel Peanut Crust. The... Read more ...