What a charming way to spend 82 minutes. Read the rest of my review if you like, but I won’t be offended were you to opt instead for a quick download, a bottle of your favorite bubbly, your favorite movie companion and a quick call to your boss apologizing for some sudden 24-hour malady. Download this movie from […]
I’ve watched with great interest the viral success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Congrats to ALS for this most deserved windfall. And now, I wonder “what’s next”? Every non-profit in the country is studying this case to find ways to replicate it. Well, I think can speak for all the Managers at all the […]
From the director of ‘Chocolat’, produced by Spielberg and Oprah, and acted by Helen Mirren (with a French accent, no less!), this new movie promises to provide rather predictable plot lines and to be a bit over-produced (it’s from Dreamworks). But food becomes the lead character and ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey” deserves viewing by any food enthusiast. The contemporary plot involves an upstart […]
Two interesting, and contrasting, news items are buzzing about the wino-sphere this week. The first article bore the inflammatory title of “Wine Tasting : It’s Junk Science“. The author reports on findings that wine judges (and those setting the scores that, for three decades, have famously determined what wine is good, which wine is […]
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!“ That famous line from ‘A Christmas Story’ (one of our family’s favorite holiday movies!) haunted young Ralphie at every turn as he plotted and connived to get a Red Ryder BB Gun under his Christmas tree. Well, far more eyes (~600 per year!) are lost to this most […]
I recently received a response (and a challenge) to an old, forgotten post entitled “Beer Ads Rock! Wine Ads Whimper”. The posting’s premise was that there are a handful of beer companies who are able to encapsulate fun into their branding.
Dave the Wine Merchant shares the recent spoof of the movie Sideways by the animated cast at “American Dad” (made available through Hulu)
Dave the Wine Merchant describes almost meeting Julia Child, then introduces two of her recipes he’s selected for this month’s wine pairing.
While the new hit movie, Julie & Julia, glamorizes America’s gourmet foodists, Michael Pollan’s article in the Aug. 2nd Sunday NYT Magazine presents a dire warning about our broader food trends.
The operator of the Sideways Wine Club speculates about the likely impact the Japanese remake will have on the U.S. wine industry.