Author: Stub

May The 4th Be With You!

So today is Star Wars Day.  Clever, huh? Now I’m as big a fan of the franchise as any other guy (or girl) who grew up with the original film trilogy.  I haven’t read (or tried to write) any fan-fic or anything, but I still like the films.  I prefer the first three episodes (IV, V, and VI) to the… Read more →

The Finer Things: Wine With Chili Dogs

Last week, The Rib and I decided to be super health conscious one night and have chili dogs for dinner.  I even whipped out the fry-o-later and cooked up some Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles.  The next step?  You guessed it: I picked out a wine to pair with a meal fit for the fanciest and most discerning of “carnie folk.” First,… Read more →

Wine Is Scarier Than Boobs!

Wine is scarier than boobs?  Yup.  Read On… Raise your hand if you’re a bit intimidated by wine.  Yeah, I see you in the back with your hand barely at top-of-your-head level.  It’s O.K.  We’re all there or have been there. Since I started CorkEnvy a little over a year ago, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are afraid… Read more →

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day… Oh, And There’s Wine!

Well, it’s another made-up “holiday,” so I set out to pair a wine with yet another childhood favorite:  the grilled cheese sandwich. There are too many variations of this classic to even mention.  A local wine bar in our area serves a “grown-up grilled cheese” with fancy shmancy cheddar on grilled sourdough (a favorite of Aphrodite and ah-mah-zing, by the… Read more →

2012 Virginia Wine Expo

Three weekends ago (I had a lot of notes and pictures to pour through), The Rib and I headed south to Richmond for the 2012 Virginia Wine Expo.  We attended the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon sessions.  At our best count, we sampled over 120 wines.  That may sound like a lot, but keep in mind, we are both former… Read more →

Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 27, Corn Dogs, NASCAR, And North Carolina Wine

The Oscars are done (for the record, I picked 10 of 24 Oscar categories without having seen any of the films. Read that here).  Bring on the Daytona 500…  Again… Again?  Hopefully the Great American Race will actually get the green flag tonight at 7:00 P.M. eastern. I won’t claim to be the biggest NASCAR fan ever (heck, I don’t… Read more →