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5 Rancid Wine Pairings (One was OK) Halloween Candy Edition

Welcome to the first ever Better Booze Hound Panel.  This little group of family and friends gathered in my home to taste some remarkable pairings. Before and after Halloween I usually have some candy kicking around.  It is either ubiquitous like those little packets of M&Ms or a candy that no one wants to eat… Continue reading 5 Rancid Wine Pairings (One was OK) Halloween Candy Edition

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The 13th Doctor : What to Pair with Dr. Who

I did it!  I watched the new Doctor Who.  Jodie Whittaker who I had loved in Broadchurch is the first female doctor and while unexpected, carried a bit of the Smith/Tennant mania and a non-femme-fetale vibe.  Confused and coalescing but competent.  I am willing to give the season a try. What to pair with such… Continue reading The 13th Doctor : What to Pair with Dr. Who

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So I Want to Visit a Winery

The first time that I visited a winery was under the tutelage of a good friend, Lori Morse. My husband and I were complete strangers to the experience and she was kind enough to guide us through.  Here is what I learned my first time at a winery: It doesn't matter how you are dressed… Continue reading So I Want to Visit a Winery

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Listening to Jazz, What’s My Wine Pairing?

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue - new to Jazz?  Start here: ‘JAZZ IS LIKE WINE. WHEN IT IS NEW, IT IS ONLY FOR THE EXPERTS, BUT WHEN IT GETS OLDER, EVERYBODY WANTS IT.’ STEVE LACY You are going to want a wine that can keep up to the layers and complexity of jazz.  In this case,… Continue reading Listening to Jazz, What’s My Wine Pairing?

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I Matched (most) of My Single Socks

Few adulting chores feel both as trivial and as satisfying as matching a bunch of your single socks.  Maybe we should all give up and just buy a jumbo Costco bag of black socks and be done with it. Now that this dumb task is done you can reward yourself.  I think that a task… Continue reading I Matched (most) of My Single Socks

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Best Wine Pairing for Pondering the Future

Thinking about the future needs a mixture of clarity and hope.  None of the squishy, comforts of an oaked Chardonnay or the misty melancholy of a Pinot Noir, instead you need the herbaceous, crisp of a nice, bright Sauvignon Blanc. This Savage or Wild White is bright with notes of lemon, lime, gooseberry, peach and can have… Continue reading Best Wine Pairing for Pondering the Future

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Best Wine for Reading Technical Papers or Doing Taxes

Riesling.  From its birthplace in Germany, Riesling retains its lean precision.  Do you like a racy lime or lemon flavour full of wake-me-up crispness?  Then go for a cooler climate Riesling.  In my area, the Okanagan, (Canada) we can create some lovely crisp, citrusy Rieslings with such pronounced minerality that you think that you are… Continue reading Best Wine for Reading Technical Papers or Doing Taxes