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Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #14: Tradition

This is a series of challenges where wine bloggers write a post around a given theme and somehow relate it to wine.  Voting is done and the winner gets to … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s, the popular nationwide chain of Chinese-American restaurants, opened this past week in Ann Arbor. Alongside it came a Bravo! Cucina Italiana in newly constructed buildings over at the mall.   … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 24 Comments

Long Awkward Pause’s Holiday Wine Buying Guide

Ahhh, it’s that time of year again.  All those drunken family get-togethers, work events, neighborhood gatherings all filled with merriment, dancing, and probably a decent amount of debauchery. Holidays?  Heck,…

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Feels So Good

I hope you had a chance to read The Sicilian’s fangirl recap of meeting one of her culinary idols – Mario Batali.   Part of the post implored  readers to Tweet … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Testing a New Theory: Seventeen in Petoskey

After our trip to Tulum, we found ourselves in Petoskey, a scenic summer hotspot in northern Michigan.  I guess I have to clarify that that’s the northern end of the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Drinking around Tulum…

…and boy did we do a lot of that.  They say you’re supposed to have eight glasses of water or other fluids a day.  And since it was hot and … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 16 Comments

The Perfect Gift For Women Who Love Wine

It seems like every time I’ve checked out Facebook in the past five years there’s always some kind of meme about moms and drinking. Like this one – * or … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Wine Cellar Opening

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I had the opportunity to try out some of Paul Mas’ terrific wines.  In the post I mentioned that I invited The Sicilian, … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Chateau Paul Mas Wine Tasting

I was very fortunate to be on a short list to participate in an online tasting/meet-and-greet with winemaker Guillame Borrot from Chateau Paul Mas.  As part of the tasting, I … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rock and Wine – Dead Bolt Red

Is this where I mention I got a bottle from the winemaker to sample? And that, although it was a freebie, the opinions here are still mine and that I’m … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 6 Comments