Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 3: 2008 Gabriele Rausse Refosco, Virginia

  “Iconic Dance” week on Dancing With The Stars? A bit gimmicky if you ask us, but with a redux of celebrity dancers on the floor this season, it makes sense that a redux of dances was coming. Gimmicks aside, week 3 of the competition brought some of the best dances of the season to the ballroom. The Dances Drew… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 2: 2009 Maipe Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina

Week 2 performances are down and we saw a little Jive, a little Quickstep, and a little in-between. The Dances Melissa Rycroft/Tony Dovolani Jive (Judges’ Score: 23.5) The Rib: Melissa’s cheerleader background really comes to the fore in the Jive—expected a “hurkie” at the end! It was a good performance, but she seemed to be “run off her feet” a… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 1: 2006 Shane Wines “The Unknown” Syrah

With Week 1 Dancing With The Stars performances behind us, The Rib and I break down the dances and a bottle of wine. Enjoy! The Dances Joey Fatone/Kym Johnson The Rib: Good kick-off to Season 15, but the “Fat One” needs to ease up on the facial expressions—came off as a smidge overdone. Stub: Seemed like Joey was a bit… Read more →

If That Ain’t Love Then Tell Me What Is: Takeaways from the 2012 Wine Bloggers’ Conference

For the better part of two weeks, I’ve tried to figure out how to describe the experience The Rib and I had at the 2012 Wine Bloggers’ Conference. So I started hacking away at the keyboard trying to chronicle our time in Portland. The result? A fairly large, somewhat incomprehensible manuscript comprised of stream of consciousness musings about wine, people,… Read more →

WBC11 Song

  After attending the Wine Blogger’s Conference last summer, I got home and jotted down some thoughts on my experience; you can find them here and here. But I also wrote some rhyming words and put them to music. So if you prefer musical storytelling, you’re in for complete and utter mediocrity. Enjoy!   WBC11 Song   Cheers from the… Read more →

Wine For Your Moms

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so The Rib and I thought we would run down some wines that are perfect for either giving your mom or pairing with that special family dinner you plan to cook for her (’cause really, who wants to brave the restaurant crowds on Mother’s Day?).  You’re probably one of the top reasons she drinks anyway, so… Read more →

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 →