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Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #7 – Devotion: The Politics of Wine

The following is my entry into this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge 7 (#MWWC7), hosted by last month’s winner, the SAHMmelier. * This is a series of challenges where wine … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 26 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats – Cafe Felix

Café Felix is the first restaurant I’ve ever been to in Ann Arbor, when we first visited to see if we wanted to relocate here.  I had a pretty good … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 22 Comments


The Sicilian had a little shindig right before Christmas to celebrate the grand opening of their newly-finished basement, dubbed “the parent cave.”  I knew it was going to be beautiful, … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 25 Comments

Dream House: Argentine Wine Dinner

A couple months ago I went to an event at The Dream House that featured an Austrian menu with five courses, each with a paired Austrian wine.  The events are … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

MWWC #3 – Wine and Sarah McLachlan

Let’s make this two in a row!  Yesterday’s post featured a soup recipe that I made as part of the Cover-to-Cover 2013 challenge.  Now we have this post that’s another … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 21 Comments

Farmers Market Adventures – Baked Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip

Summer’s over but there are a lot of goodies that are still in season. Unfortunately, because of our move a couple months ago, we couldn’t do any gardening at the … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 11 Comments

Is Breaking and Entering Still a Crime?

Those in the blogging community can attest to the concept of a “blog friend” and that there are two ways to make them.  First, because of similar interests, you come … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dream House Dinner: Austrian Food and Wine Showcase

It was about ten years ago that I first heard about underground restaurants.  The article talked about these cool little places where diners went for multi-course meals prepared by a … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 14 Comments

Our Fundraiser for Boobies

Boom Boom made it through the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this past weekend!  Physically, there were only a couple blisters and really tired legs to deal with.  Like many … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 23 Comments

Biking through Niagara Wine Country

The Drunken Cyclist came up with the grand idea of a monthly challenge where wine bloggers can participate by writing about wine and a specific theme.  For the inaugural month, … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 16 Comments