Tag: Red Wine

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 10, Part 1: 2009 Cru Monplaisir, Bordeaux, France

  Well, here we are—the finals! Aside from Gilles’ absence, which is still ludicrous, the best dancers made it to the final—a testament to the fans that, overall, vote based on the quality of the dancing. Sure, we had to endure a few more weeks of Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley than we should have, but in the end, the… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 5: 2009 North Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

  Well, the Mouse treated us to two nights of Dancing with the Stars this week to ensure good Americans, who are not fortunate enough to have DVR, did not have to choose between civic engagement and cheeky good fun. We were all able to watch the presidential candidates square off on foreign policy AND see our favorite couples kill… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 4: 2010 Ferrari-Carano Siena, Sonoma County, California

  Four weeks already? Yes. And this week finally delivered what we’ve all been waiting for: high caliber dances from top to bottom! First the dances, then the wine! The Dances Kirstie Alley/Maksim Chmerkovskiy Charleston (Judges’ Score: 30) The Rib: Once again this week, “Big Sexy” brought the Big Fun with this cute Charleston. She looked sweet and sassy in… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →