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Burning Up The Airwaves with Saigon Kick

Saigon Kick burst on to the music scene in 1988 and released their self-titled debut in 1991. A very under-rated group of musicians, they toured the country building a following. 842 more words


The Art of Winemaking

Many people argue that wine cannot be an art because good winemaking is all about growing great grapes—there is nothing artistic about that. I take on this argument in… 6 more words

Philosophy Of Food And Wine

Is the Wine Spectator Fomenting Revolution?

The usually reliable Matt Kramer has me confused. In his recent Wine Spectator column he has a go at distinguishing a genuine luxury good from heavily-marketed faux-luxury goods. 648 more words

Wine Culture

Coming Your Way: Wines That You'll Be Hearing About—And Why

“Why is it that these wines seem to come out of nowhere?” asked a friend while perusing the list at a wine-hip San Francisco restaurant. “I mean, I’ve never heard of most of these wines,” he said. 444 more words

Wine Spectator

A Natural Debate over Natural Wines

I guess it must be that time of the year again. Every six months or so, it seems, the wine blogosphere erupts in a cascade of screed, accusation, and innuendo about so called “natural wines”.  839 more words

Wine Culture

The True Harbinger of Spring: Baseball Returns to Hampton Roads

“That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball.”  Bill Veeck, 1976… 539 more words