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I love a fact-based brawl followed by the clanging of glasses. I don't take fools lightly and they don't usually take a liking to me anyhow. Yes, I have three wonderful children, but they aren't so wild anymore. Just waiting for/dreading the teen years when my name will be accurate once again.

Thanksgiving Corkucopia

Ditch your bottle of Cabernet and oaky, buttery Chardonnay for Thanksgiving. Most do not have the proper acidity for Thanksgiving feasting. Trying to find wines that that please a variety of palates that marry well with the broad array of foods at a typical Thanksgiving table sounds like a challenge. I’m here to make it easier, but you will probably need to open your mind to other varietals. Continue reading

Photo Phriday Dog Days of Summer

Today is National Dog Day.

National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.” Continue reading

Buzz Kill – Stupid Liquor Laws

Jenna’s request for marketing ideas for a wine shop job led to some cool ideas, but sadly most were illegal under the strict liquor laws of NYC. Liquor laws protect a variety of entities, but generally NOT the consumer.  Most laws do not give consumers greater choice or lower prices. Some laws appear to offer some protection for over indulging, like Blue Laws, but often the real reason behind their continuation has little to do with preventing over consumption. Below are some of the dumbest liquor laws: Continue reading

QOTD: Does Every Pot Have a Lid?


Yesterday’s Blerg and Biz’s Blove Blog had people stirred up per usual. I happen to believe that the vast majority of pots do have lids out there. You just need to recognize what pot you are and what kinds of lids ‘fit’ you. Continue reading

Photo Phriday: Getting Your Drank On

this is some great hoochIt has been entirely way too long since we had a Photo Phriday. This one is about one of our favorite subjects – adult beverages. Take a quick picture of what you are or will be enjoying and share it with the group.

I’m tapering off my detox so I will be enjoying some vino this evening. As a special treat to celebrate, I’m going to have a glass of this after my last car pool drop off at 8:30pm this evening. Probably pick up some cheese to go with it too.

So now it is your turn. Let’s see what you will be quaffing this fine Phriday evening. Continue reading