Category: Wine Reviews

“Guilty Pleasure” Songs, Dancing With The Stars, and a Cabernet

  How does one define a “guilty pleasure?” It’s something one enjoys even though it defies logic, decorum, taste, and usually, one would generally prefer people not know about it, right? Well, the good folks at ABC who produce Dancing with the Stars (a bit of a guilty pleasure itself, right?) decided to take on this taboo area this week… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →